May 24, 2004 - Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD) - The International Research Center for the Arts (IRCA)
May 24, 2004

The International Research Center for the Arts (IRCA)

The International Research Center for the Arts (IRCA)

Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD) 

The International Research Center for the Arts (IRCA) calls for ambitious Fellows to deploy new creations of the 21st century from Kyoto to the world.

The 20th century was an era full of confrontation, battles between states, religions and races, and one which saw unprecedented poverty, starvation, and slaughter, in contrast to the rapid and smooth progress of technology. We are still facing contradictions produced by the civilization of the 20th century in Africa, in the Middle East, in Central and South America and in Japan. In creation of peace and hope in the 21st century, the heart of art-the role of art is indispensable. The International Research Center for the Arts (IRCA) was inaugurated in order to appeal to the conscience of people all over the world and to establish a new sense of value and hope for the future traversing boundaries.

At Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD), where “Creation of New ” serves as the main thread of the educational programs, three internationally well-known artists, Mr. SENJU Hiroshi, Mr. MIYAJIMA Tatsuo and Mr. MORIMURA Yasumasa call for ambitious Fellows to deploy new creations of the 21st century from Kyoto to the world. This project is based on the collaboration and long cherished dream of the three artists who wish to foster the talents of those who could become leading artists on the international stage. The project became a reality due to the harmony between the strong passions of artists toward art and the principle of KUAD. The ongoing outcome of this project will constantly be released both inside and outside the university, and joint activities with KUAD students are also anticipated.
Summary of Application Guideline for IRCA Fellow Program

Program Period
September 2004 – August 2005

Number of Fellows
3-5
Application Qualifications
-There are no restrictions based on nationality, age, occupation, gender, or genre.
-Not only individual, but also group (unit) participation is accepted.
-Applicants with an excellent track record as a professional artist are welcomed to apply.
-Applicants are expected to be willing to interact with KUAD students.
-Applicants must have the ability to speak either Japanese or English.
-Applicants should be in good health.
-Applicants are required to have sufficient budget for the following
-All purchases necessary for producing art works, air fare (including local transportation), food and all other living expenses.(The availability of scholarships is to be established through consultation with committee members at the second screening.)
-The costs for insurance (insurance against loss or damage, health insurance and general liability insurance, etc.)
-All costs concerning specific equipment and materials that are not available in the university, but necessary for production.
-All costs for a companion.
Conditions and Requirements
-To work on production mainly in the university
-To produce at least one work during the program
-To give a presentation of work(s) produced in the past at the program start
-To hold an exhibition of work(s) produced during the program at the program end

For further information, please visit www.kyoto-art.ac.jp/ic/english/index.html
International Research Center for the Arts (IRCA)
Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD)
2-116 Uryuyama, Kitashirakawa,
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8271 JAPAN
E-mail: irca-info@kuad.kyoto-art.ac.jp

*No inquiries by TEL and FAX.

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