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Kyoto: Villa Kamogawa

Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa © Andreas Schiekofer

Who: Artists and cultural practitioners from Germany.

Category: Architecture, Visual Arts, Performing Arts (incl. Stage Design), Design, Literature (incl. Drama), Film, Cultural Criticism & Theory, Music

Application: Nomination procedure from 2023 on

In order to promote and accompany networking between cultural workers and intercultural exchange more intensively, Villa Kamogawa is expanding its residency programme together with partner institutions in East Asia and Europe. In addition to scholarships for cultural workers from Germany, regional and international participation will also be possible from 2024 on.

At the same time, the previous selection procedure for artists to apply themselves through an Open Call will be changed to a nomination procedure. An international jury will decide on the awarding of the scholarships from the nominations made by external experts.

Unsolicited applications for the Villa Kamogawa are no longer possible.

In 2011, the first artist villa of the Goethe-Institut opened in Kyoto on the occasion of the 150 year anniversary of the German-Japanese relations.

As a program of the Goethe-Institut, the Villa Kamogawa offers German artists and people active in culture the opportunity, to live and work in Japan on a three months scholarship.

The residency in Kyoto should serve as an inspiration and as an artistic orientation to the scholarship holders. In direct, personal exchange with the local cultural scene, they can develop new projects and can establish or strengthen work contacts with Japanese cultural Institutions and people active in culture.

In this manner, an intercultural dialogue unfolds, which enriches both the scholarship holders and the Japanese cultural scene.

Newsletter "Residency Programmes"