Open Call Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio Residence Program 2015
Guidelines for Application
Overview of Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio:
Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, which opened in summer 2014 in the city of Sapporo contains artist-in-residence facilities. In this quiet, natural environment in the Tenjinyama green zone are 13 studio apartments, exhibition areas, and a studio where citizens can interact with each other (charged for the use). A free rest station in Tenjinyama Park is also one of the features. The atrium lounge on the first floor is a common area where anyone can drop in freely, and artists participating in the program and citizens can communicate with each other on a daily basis through various events, presentations by artists and their open-to-the-public productions. For more information, please visit the website.
About the open call to the residence program 2014:
The city of Sapporo with residents as many as 2 million living in such a cold, snowy district is a rare large city in the world. As it snows heavily in the winter of Sapporo, residents are forced to live in an environment totally different from the circumstances in summer. Fighting against difficulties such as snow removal and damage, they have built up some ways to coexist with snow. In attempts to coexist with snow, ranging from road-heating and underground passages in infrastructure and transportation to residents’ daily activities, behaviors and winter entertainments including sports and snow festivals, all sorts of creative activities to vitalize the city are implemented.
The Hiragishi/Sumikawa area nearby the center of the city of Sapporo is favorably located in terms of transportation, and what is more, there is nearby natural environment such as the Tenjinyama green zone and the vicinity of the Shojin River. In winter, however, snow lies deep so that mingling of local people is restricted.
After the opening at the end of May, Tenjinyama Art Studio, where direct communication between visiting citizens and participating artists has been promoted naturally, will see its first winter. The scenery with rich greenery at Tenjinyama will change completely. Perhaps, there may appear an ideal place for creativity only found in winter. Making the most of that environment, the regional vitalization project will be conducted through art, viewing positively the lifestyle and city life in winter.
Focusing on three key words; winter, snow and Sapporo, each artist is expected to deepen their ideas through production. Through creating the work environment in winter and workshops and presentations by artists, the project will lead to the experimental introduction of creative experience in winter in the community. We look forward to receiving applications from many artists and creators.
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Shihoko Iida (Curator )
Michiyoshi Isozaki (Artist)
Ayako Hiizumi (Curator, Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo)
Mami Odai (Tenjinyama Art Studio Programme Director）