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Points UK - S-AIR

Artist Residency Opportunity in Sapporo, Japan

Application Deadline: Sunday 5 June 2022



Troy House Art Foundation (UK) in partnership with S-AIR (Japan) is offering a fully funded residency opportunity in Sapporo, Japan.


This is an opportunity for an artist who is based in the UK and works in the realm of contemporary visual and fine arts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about Japan, communicate and establish networks and dialogues with Japanese artists and local communities. The selected artist will be expected to produce new work and encouraged to pursue projects with a focus on aspects of Sapporo/Hokkaido.


Applicants should research about S-AIR (past annual reports can be downloaded from here) and submit an initial project proposal. The artist will be asked to engage in public events such as talks, workshops, open studio, and exhibitions during the residency.


The visiting artist will also be required to provide a written report within 30 days after their residency and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to UK – this could mean an exhibition, a presentation, an artist’s talk, or publication of articles.




 Dates: 60 days (negotiable), between 16 Aug – 23 Oct 2022

Return flights between UK-Sapporo**: up to JPY 250,000 (= ca GBP 1,550, in exchange with receipts, economy class only)

Material fees: up to JPY 150,000 (= ca GBP 930, in exchange with receipts)

Per Diem: JPY 3,500 per day (= ca GBP 22, up to 60 days)

Accommodation in Sapporo

Translation/research support

**Due to Japan’s current border measures, all foreign nationals are required to obtain visa initiated by the host organisation, however, we will monitor the situation as the measures are expected to be lifted gradually.


Please visit UK.GOV Travel Advice Japan Entry Requirements page for more details.



Applicants must be a UK resident with a UK address and should not be in undergraduate education. Japanese nationals are not eligible for this opportunity.

The selected artist is required to take out their own appropriate travel insurance.



DEADLINE: Sunday 5 June 2022


Please email the completed application with your current CV (PDF or Word) with the heading ‘S-AIR Residency Application (your name)’ to:




If you have any enquiries about this opportunity, please contact

Application Form



Please send completed application to



NPO S-AIR is a non-profit arts organisation established in 1999 (registered NPO in 2004) in Sapporo, the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. It is one of the oldest ongoing artist-in-residence programmes in the country. S-AIR has been at the forefront of Sapporo art scene building networks with artists, organisations and institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2017, S-AIR has re-located its space in a shared studio building with local artists and organisations in central Sapporo. S-AIR has hosted 103 artists in total from 34 countries (as of March 2022).


Points International Artist Residency Programme

Troy House Arts Foundation launched Points International Artist Residency Programme, an ongoing programme of artists’ residencies and related exhibitions set in historical buildings in the ancient town of Jinxi, near the ancient city and gardens of Suzhou. In 2022, the Points expand and officially launch a new artist residency in London and Wales in UK to encourage diverse, multidisciplinary and experimental contemporary art making as well as to support artists from around the world to develop their work and research.


Troy House Art Foundation

The Troy House Art Foundation was established in London in 2017 by Shanghai-born artist and producer Yuan Gong to encourage exchanges in contemporary art and culture, particularly between Europe and Asia. To this end, Troy House | Art has been developed as a non-profit initiative, consisting of multimedia platforms currently spread across four locations in China and United Kingdom. Responding to the transformed cultural and social environment of the post-pandemic world, these platforms support aesthetic and environmental research and the production of experimental art, photography, video, and film that both reflect and comment on these changing circumstances. 

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