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ApplicationMorishita StudioSaison AIR
2024/05/31

Open call: Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellows 2024

Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow aims to build up an international network for contemporary performing arts and to enhance mutual understanding, and gives opportunities for international artists and arts managers to research the contemporary performing arts scene in Japan. The program supports research visits to Japan for those who are expected to play an important role in the international performing arts scene.

Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow offers the following support:
– Research Residency for Artists
– Research Residency for Arts Managers

Residency period: November 28 until December 24, 2024 and January 23 to March 25, 2025

Grant: one round-trip Economy-class ticket and/or living expenses (5,000 yen per day excluding the days of arrival and departure) and/or research & activities costs (up to 5,000 yen per day excluding the days of arrival and departure), with the total upper limit, 500,000 yen for each artist and arts manager as applicants who meet the requirements outlined in the application guidelines

Residents: one international artist and one international arts manager will be selected for Visiting Fellows 2024

Please see the following link regarding the past fellows,
https://www.saison.or.jp/en/air

Application deadlines: Thursday, July 4 2024
* Please download an application form by Monday, July 1 2024.

For details, please see the following program guidelines.
https://www.saison.or.jp/2024_VF_ApplicationGuidelines

Application
2023/08/01

Open Call for the 2024 International Program

The open call for the 2024 International Program, which supports projects and activities related to contemporary performing arts, has been announced.

Ⅰ International Project Support Program (for medium to long term collaboration projects)

Deadline for requesting an application form: September 21, 2023

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ApplicationMorishita StudioSaison AIR
2023/06/14

Open call: Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellows 2023

Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow aims to build up an international network for contemporary performing arts and to enhance mutual understanding, and gives opportunities for international artists and arts managers to research the contemporary performing arts scene in Japan. The program supports research visits to Japan for those who are expected to play an important role in the international performing arts scene.

Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow offers the following support:
– Research Residency for Artists
– Research Residency for Arts Managers

Residency period: October 5 to December 28, 2023 and January 24 to February 29, 2024

Grant: one round-trip Economy-class ticket up to 275,000 yen and/or living expenses (5,000 yen per day excluding the days of arrival and departure) and/or research & activities costs (up to 5,000 yen per day excluding the days of arrival and departure) for each artist and arts managers as applicants who meet the requirements outlined in the application guidelines

Residents: one international artists and one international arts manager will be selected for Visiting Fellows 2023

Application deadlines: Thursday, July 13 2023
* Please download an application form by Monday, July 10 2023.

For details, please see the following program guidelines.
https://www.saison.or.jp/2023_VF_ApplicationGuidelines

Application
2022/08/01

Open Call for the 2023 International Program

The open call for the 2023 International Program, which supports projects and activities related to contemporary performing arts, has been announced.

Ⅰ International Project Support Program (for medium to long term collaboration projects)

Deadline for requesting an application form: October 20, 2022

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ApplicationSaison AIR
2022/06/02

Open call: Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellows 2022

Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow aims to build up an international network for contemporary performing arts and to enhance mutual understanding, and gives opportunities for artists and arts managers to research the contemporary performing arts scene in Japan. The program supports research visits to Japan for those who are expected to play an important role in the international performing arts scene.

Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow offers the following support:
– Research Residency for Artists
– Research Residency for Arts Managers

Residency period: October 3 to December 28, 2022, and January 6 to February 19, 2023

Grant: one round-trip Economy-class ticket up to 200,000 yen and/or living expenses (4,000 yen per day excluding the days of arrival and departure) and/or research & activities costs (up to 5,000 yen per day excluding the days of arrival and departure) for each artist and arts managers as applicants who meet the requirements outlined in the application guidelines

Residents: two artists and one arts manager will be selected for Visiting Fellows 2022

Application deadlines: Thursday, 30 June 2022
* Please download an application form by Monday, 27 June 2022.

For details, please see the following program guidelines.
https://www.saison.or.jp/2022_vf_applicationguidelines

Application
2021/07/29

Open Call for the 2022 International Program

The open call for the 2022 International Program, which supports projects and activities related to contemporary performing arts, has been announced.

Ⅰ International Project Support Program (for medium to long term collaboration projects)

Deadline for requesting an application form: October 14, 2021

→Program Guidelines: International Program 2022

ApplicationSaison AIR
2021/07/14

Online Research Residency 2021/22

The Saison Foundation is a private grant-making foundation established by Seiji Tsutsumi in July 1987. The foundation supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo.

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.

For details, please see the following program guidelines.

– Online residency period: November 10, 2021, and February 10, 2022
– Grant: 350,000 yen (JPY)
– 5 international artists will be selected for this online research residency including a Japanese artist

[Online Research Residency]

2021 Online Research Residency Program Guidelines

Please find out more about our current and past programs at our website.
Saison Artist in Residence
Online Research Residency 2020/21

The Saison Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to the following Legal Entity Support members and for their generous contributions (as of March 2023/in alphabetical order):