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Kyoto: Villa Kamogawa

Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa © Andreas Schiekofer

Who: Artists and people active in culture from Germany

Section: Architecture, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Design, Literature, Film, Cultural Criticism & Theory, Music

Duration: 3 months in 2022

Information about the call for application:

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.

Artists with children

Artists with children of preschool age can use one of the two child-friendly flats.

Artists with dishabilities

Villa Kamogawa expressly invites artists with limitations/disabilities to apply. Please note any special requirements (e.g. barrier-free access, limited vision) in your letter of motivation. The villa has a wheelchair accessible flat. Access to the villa is possible via a ramp. The artists' apartments are located on the first floor, and the lift of the required width provides access to all floors. The metro stations near the villa (approx. 600 m on foot with a strip on the pavement marked for blind people) and public transport in Kyoto in general is largely well equipped for people with disabilities. For more information, please contact the Villa Kamogawa team.

Please note that in view of the measures taken by the governments of Germany and Japan to combat pandemics, the conditions mentioned here may have to be adjusted.