Between 2019 and 2020 Cove Park, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW) and Hospitalfield have been collaborating with a number of partners in Japan (AIT, TOKAS and ARCUS project) to deliver a new residency exchange programme for artists, makers/designers and curators based in Scotland and in Japan. This programme, supported by British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, takes place over two years, marking the British Council’s UK/Japan 2019/2020 Season of Culture and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Cove Park, ESW and Hospitalfield are three of Scotland’s leading residency organisations and production facilities, creating opportunities for both national and international artists to develop new work within supportive and inspiring contexts. The partners we are working with in Japan for the second phase of the project are: TOKAS and ARCUS Project. These organisations share our commitment to enabling research, supporting the development of new work and creating residencies for national and international artists that will enable cultural exchange and lead to new projects, opportunities and partnerships
The residencies taking place over 2019 and 2020 will be awarded following an open call application process. The partner organisations will be involved in the appointment of the participating artists.
Image credits: Photo 1 & 2 Hajime Kato. Courtesy of ARCUS Project. 3 courtesy of TOKAS.