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Deadline: August 26, 2021

Period: from November 10, 2021, until February 10, 2022


This program supports creative research for international dance/performance/interdisciplinary artists who are expected to play an important role in the international performing arts scene, with aims to build an international network for contemporary performing arts and to enhance mutual understanding. Online Research Residency offers artistic development opportunities to research and spend time building links with the other participating artists.

The program is open to individual artists working in the field of contemporary dance, performance art, or interdisciplinary live art a) who are able to communicate in English b) who are able to carry out creative research from November 10, 2021, until February 10, 2022 c) who are able to attend all of our programs including online group sessions and workshops ❖ Five international artists will be selected for this online research residency ❖ Groups of artists are not eligible to apply.

Offered by the residency:

The Saison Foundation will offer a 350,000-yen (JPY) grant and provide support and advice for the research to the participants. ❖ The Saison Foundation will coordinate meetings and interviews with experts or researchers on Japanese culture and arts upon request. ❖ The grant will be paid at the end of February 2022. The foundation will pay for international transfer fees, but please note that your bank may charge fees for receiving money from overseas.

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