Invitation of Guest Artists 2019-Application for Guest Artist


Since opening in 1992, as part of the Artist in Residence Program, the Institute of Ceramic Studies has invited over 240 Guest Artists from Japan and abroad. In recent years we have invited more and more young artists to work here, along with leading veteran artists.
In view of this trend, in 2010 we will expand our program to include one Guest Artist accepted from public applications.

※We have finish our recruitment of the Guest Artists for the 2019 fiscal year
(April 2019~March 2020).

Guest Artist for 2019

1. Number of the Guest Artists 

 2 person

2. Qualifications

Artists who are over 20 years old

3. Staying Period

April 2nd, 2019 ~ March 31st, 2020
*Artists who can stay over 1 month to 1 year

The office and dormitories are closed for approximately one week around
the New Year holiday.

4. Deadline of the Application

Deadline                            : October  31st, 2018
Notification of the Result     : Before December 28th, 2018

5. Application method

From the link below, please apply by following the steps.

※Application period has ended※

6. Selection

Make the selection by the studio artist selection committee of The Shigaraki Ceramic
Cultural Park.

7. Other Condition



(2)Travel expenses

The Ceramic Cultural Park will pay for one economy class round trip ticket between
the Artist’s nearest airport to Osaka, Japan.


The Ceramic Cultural Park will pay necessary basic materials up to ¥100,000.


The Ceramic Cultural Park will pay for firing costs up to ¥110,000.


The Artist will be expected to donate two finished works to the Ceramic Cultural Park.
Works to be donated will be determined in consultation with the staff.

(6)Exhibition and Slide Lectures, etc.

The Artist will be expected to have exhibition and conduct lectures, workshops, etc
for the general public.

8. Expenses

Domitory            : 23,500 yen / one month
Bedding              :   3,720 yen / one month
Residents are responsible for material costs, firing costs, travel expenses, and other living
・Expenses will be charged separately when using the air conditioner equipped in the room.
・The cost of packing and shipping the produced work is paid by residents.


1. Apply

Confirmation e-mail is automatically sent to you, after accepting the application.
You receive it, it finishes to apply.
*If you did not receive confirmation mail, please refer to the [Applicants Guidelines].

2. Selection

Make the selection by the Guest artist selection committee of The Shigaraki Ceramic
Cultural Park.

3. Notification of Result

We will send a notification of the selection results to artists in writing and e-mail, before
December 28th, 2018.

4. Schedule adjustment

As a result of the selection, artists who has been approved as a studio artist can make
schedule adjustments with staffs by calling or e-mail.

By studios and accommodation situation, you may necessarily not afford a stay at
the stay period of the first choice.

5. Certificate issued

As soon as the schedule adjustment, it will be issued documents such as “Approval letter”
to artists .

6. Stay start

Artists start to stay by their adjusted schedule.

Applicants Guidelines

1. We will make the selection on the basis of the material that you have submited. Please do 
    as much as possible in detail fill.

2. Please fill certainly to the third hope.

3. If you think to apply from outside the web, please contact to the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural

◎ If the applicant does not work, consider the following reasons. Check the following,
     please apply again.

1. Face photo, works images, the capacity of all of the image data, please below 1.5MB.

2. Face photo, work images, PDF files, the file names of all of the data is alphanumeric
    characters and the hyphen (-), underscore Bar (_), period (.), Please only.


Contact us

If you have questions about application, please contact the following.

The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, The Institute of Ceramic Studies 
2188-7, Chokushi, Shigaraki-cho, Koka-city, Shiga-pref, 529-1804 JAPAN
TEL: +81 748-83-0909
FAX: +81 748-83-1193
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