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Open call for Japanese artists

In collaboration with the EU-Japan Fest, Wrocław 2016 Office invites Japanese artists/ architects/ designers/ curators/ cultural managers for 4 weeks group residency in Wrocław, Poland.

The Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro is a legacy programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. Its main purpose is to support and promote activities of individuals representing various fields of art and culture or active in border areas between them, interested in cooperating with representatives of local communities and environments as well as eager to build international cultural relations.       




Cooperation, re-usage of cultural institution’s resources and ecological awareness can be a starting point for artistic, cultural and social activities rooted in dialogue and mediation. We invite group of 5 Japanese artists/ curators/ cultural managers/ architects/ designers living in Japan or Europe, and interested in collaborative work to create a new project in Wrocław, Poland.


Key words for this open call are: cooperation, resources, urban community, ecology and green philosophy, cultural and civic education, collectivism, public space, activism, design and, above all, artistic and cultural practices in contemporary urban environment.





– residency in Wrocław for 4 weeks in February 2018

– accommodation in 3 apartments in the city centre

– allowance per person in the amount of €20 per day

– travel expenses up to €1000 for the whole group

– coverage of materials up to €3300 gross

– substantive, networking, production and promotional support




The application consists of the following documents:

– CV,

– portfolio,

– description of the project, including its schedule and potential partners from Wrocław and Lower Silesia (institutions, organisations, individual artists and artistic groups).


Applications can be submitted via e-mail at: until 10th of November 2017, 24:00 CET. The e-mail’s subject should be comprised of the name of the group and title “EU-Japan Fest Residency”.

Open call: 11.09.2017-10.11.2017

Results: 30.11.2017

Residency period: February 2018


CONTACT: Katarzyna Zielińska:; Katarzyna Młyńczak-Sachs:

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