2019.12.29

Microresidence Network Forum 2020 Tokyo

Y-AIR concept - "AIR × Art University" International career development of young artists
 
 

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We will hold a two-day Microresidence Network Forum 2020 Tokyo in February, 2020.
Artist in Residence (AIR) is a facility / program for residency and creative activity that allows to study and work in deferent enviloments and conduct reseach and creative necessary to improve their skils.
AIR, a platform for international exchange through creative activities, is a place for professional artists and arts managers to explore and practice throug cross-cultural experiences. In recent years, various activities have been developed in conjuction with activities such as community development.
 
Since 2013, we have been donducting anexperimental program called "Y-AIR Concept" (AIR for Young).
We have positioned AIR's role as a place where will provide a place for hands-on experience and training to actively open up their activities as future who will act autonomous professional artists, social members with international mind. AIR, which is a micro entity, and an educational institution (art university), which is a macro entity, collaborate to creat an envilonment and mechanism that is easy for art students and young arits to access. We whold like to encourage the development aof a career, and open up the posibility as a place for career development after graduatein from a art univeristy.  
 
In the two-day forum, we will look back on our activities, verify the usefullness of Y-AIR's international network, deepen our reseach, and discuss how to creat a concrete structure and organization.
On the fist day, we will share and verfy the concept of Y-AIR based on activity reports from Y-AIR practitioners in Japan and overseas. On the second day, we will set up a practical forum for the establishment of the Y-AIR network.
The results of this forum will be a positioned as a lick-off for the November 2020 event in London.
We are looking forward to the participation of a wide range of people, incliding AIR operators, universities and educations, as well as international cultural organizations, grant foundations, cultural policy reseachers, artsits and students.
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Microresidence Network Forum 2020 Tokyo
Y-AIR concept - "AIR × Art University" International career development of young artists
[Date]February 7(fri) - 8(sat), 2020
    DAY 1|13:00-18:00、18:30- Social gathering
    DAY 2|14:00 - 18:00
[Venue]Joshibi University of Art & Design, Suginami Campus |Classroom 1209  etc.
    (1-49-8 Wada Suginami-ku, Tokyo)
[Capacity]50(First come, first served)
[Participation Fee]Free(The reception willbe held at around 18:30 after the fist day. Membership fee ¥3000
 
 
【 DAY1 ・ 7 February (fri) 13:00-18:00, 18:30- 】
We will share and discuss the concept of Y-AIR, focusing on activity reports and case studies from domestic and foreign Y-AIR practitioners. 
 
1. Introduction from Y-AIR Network Preparation Committee
   Introduction and summary of Y-AIR practice activities now between Japan and overseas.

 

2. Case report: Y-AIR practice cases with domestic activity groups
- London Case "Support for college careers and young artists who have just graduate"
 :Graham Ellard, Professor of CSM, University of the Arts London, etc.
- Melbolun Case "AIR activities and practies in the university"
 :Andrew Tetzlaff, RMIT/SITUATE coordinator etc. 
- Czech Case "Internatilnal summer school run by the university"
 :Marketa Kohtkova, Manager of ArtCamp University of Wes Bohemia etc.
- Finland Case "Y-AIR through collaboration between AIR and art Univ. and environmenal art"
 :Kaisa Keratar, Co-director of Waria Artbreak, etc.
- Philipine Case "Collaboration between AIR and the Univ. and Social Isssues"
 :Jaime.J.C.Pacena II, Professor of Asia Pacific College, etc.
3. Group work
4. Summary
5. Reception(cafetaeria ・Reservation required)
 
 
【 DAY2 ・8 February 14:00-18:00 】
A public forum for practical discussions led by the Y-AIR Network Preparatory Committee will be held. A working group for the realization and establishment of Y-AIR practical activities through cooperation with universities and AIR networks and related organizations, and a working group for the formation of international networks. We will start preparations between universities, between AIRs, and from the perspective of securing financial resources.
 
 
 
Organizer: Microresidence Network, Y-AIR Network Preparation Committee
Cooperation: Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of West Bohemia, University of Lapland,  Youkobo Art Space, WariaArtbreak, BM Lab, Rikuzentakata AIR, Tenku Art Festival AIR, AIR Network Japan
 
Reservation
Please fill in the form and questionnaire by 24 January. HERE
After the deadline, we will anounce more details for all participants.
 
Contact
Y-AIR Network Preparation Committee Secretariat:Youkobo Art Space(Makiko Tsuji)
E-MAIL: info@youkobo.co.jp  TEL/FAX: 03-3399-7549