Independent animation of the world 2016
Feb 20, 2016 (sat) 15:00 ～ 17:30
KYOTO ART CENTER
Access: 546-2 Yamafushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156, Japan
Hours: 10:00 ~ 20:00
With the application period having ended on September 10th, we are pleased to announce the selection of the three artists that have been invited to participate in “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2016.” This program, organized and run once again this year by the Japan Image Council on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, gives talented creators from other countries the opportunity to pursue their art while interacting with the Japanese animation community. We have established this program with the aim to promote further international exchange in the fields of media art, to encourage artists within our country through this event, and to stimulate creators to put forth outstanding works of animation.
This year, we have invited animation creators between the ages of 20 and 35 from all over the world to apply for this program between July 1st and September 10th, and in response, we received 199 applications from 54 countries. Three applicants were selected to participate in the program after a process involving a preparatory selection meeting, a first selection committee meeting, and a second and final selection committee meeting. These artists will spend 70 days living in Tokyo from January 7th to March 17th, 2016, during which time they will each produce a new work of art while participating in various programs including training sessions, screenings, visits to studios and the ateliers of animation artists, and exchanges with educational institutions.