Artist in Residence Yamanashi [AIRY]

General information

Brief description of organisation

<Description of residency program>
*Non-profit artist run organization
*AIRY welcome the artists from the world and have a performance 14 years history, having 140 artists from 36 countries at the point of January 2019.
*Kofu is a compact city, AIRY locates central of the city and close to JR Kofu station.
*Artist can live in conveniently among the rich natural environment.

<Duration of residency>
*The duration is 1 month – 3 months.
*Able to participate in residency starting from 1st on the month to the end.

<Disciplines supported and technical information>
*Our treasure is the wisdom of everyone of citizens, while effective use of what is in the city we aim to realize a sustainable community

*Artist lives in a private quiet apartment room with own kitchen, toilet & bath.
*A part of the electric appliance is shared.

<Studio/ workspace>
*Artist works in a shared studio or private accommodation depends on working style at AIRY.
*Artist has an ability having a workspace/exhibition in the city by the collaboration between “Kofu city Central area Renovation Program”

<Fees and support>
*AIRY is non-profit artistic organization so that the cost paid by artists.
The residency cost is 80,000 jpy / 1 month. That includs housing, studio, exhibiting and basic translation to English.

*We write an official invitation letter to the artist who request the budget to the funding body.

<Expectations towards the artist>
*AIRY encourage carrying a collaboration by project or workshop with local communities or having an exhibition in the city.
*Make opportunities to interact with local people and community.

<Application information>
*Please request an application form by e-mail.

<Selection process>
*The result would be announced to the artist personally through the selection regularly held committee AIRY.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Artist in Residence Yamanashi (AIRY) is a program that invites artists from Japan and abroad to live in the mountainous area including Mt.Fuji of Yamanashi, making new work and new connections.

The residency program is focused on networking and community involvement rather than business, and aims to cultivate an environment for sharing ideas and different cultures.

Whilst at AIRY, artists are provided with private accommodation, a space within the main gallery for use as a studio, and an exhibition at the final stage of their visit. They are also given support to run a workshop, talk event and network within the local community.

As well as running the residency program, AIRY is involved with other projects locally, nationally, and abroad, such as connections with local galleries, cafes, restaurants, farms and art spaces in neighbouring Asian countries.

The curatorial team of the gallery welcomes an interesting array of exhibitions from both local and International artists and offers artist talks and workshops.

AIRY is located in Kofu city, Yamanashi, and is 100 kilometers west of Shinjuku Tokyo, reachable by JR train (1.5 hours) or bus (2 hours).

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Community art projects
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

The residency cost is 80,000 jpy / 1 month. That includs studio, housing, exhibiting, basic translation to English

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Japanese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Openstudio

How to reach

By train

\Going by TRAIN
Change at Shinjuku Station
Narita Airport→(1 h)→Shinjuku Station→(1h 30min)→Kofu Station

Haneda Airport→(45 min)→Shinjuku Station→(1h 30min)→ Kofu Station

\Going by BUS
Narita Airport→(3h 50min)→Kofu Station

Haneda Airport→(3h)→Kofu Station

Nearest airport

Narita Airpot or Haneda Airport

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Artist in Residence Yamanashi [AIRY]
2-37-2 Marunouchi
400-0031 Kofu, Yamanashi

Phone: 09061522786

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