The British Council in collaboration with the Department of Industry and Tourism Ise City is inviting UK-based artists working in any art form, to travel to Japan for an artistic research residency. This is the first time Ise City will host artists-in-residence.
The residency will take place over a period of two weeks in October 2019 in Ise City, the home of Ise Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine), one of the most important and prestigious Shinto Shrines in Japan. UK artists selected through an open call, will take part in a programme which includes: visits to hidden parts of Ise Jingu which are not generally opened to the public; travel to other cultural heritage sites and meetings with Japanese Shinto priests, craft makers, local residents as well as Japanese contemporary artists. The residency will provide the UK artists a unique experience to encounter the beauty of Japanese culture and its tradition, explore its relevance to the 21st century and build new cultural relationships with Japan.
Ise City artists-in-residence
Following more than 600 submissions, 6 artists that span the artforms reflecting the current diversity of UK creativity were selected.