My friend Gillian shared this with me and I thought it was worth adding here. The Koganecho artist-in-residence program is looking for applicants. This is a snippet from the call:
“Koganecho Bazaar” is an art festival hosted by the Koganecho Area Management Center, an NPO that uses art to revitalize the Yokohama City Naka Ward Koganecho urban area. With the city’s everyday spaces as a stage, the festival has been held every autumn since 2008, and to present organizers have invited a total of 120 groups of artists, curators, and architects from Japan and abroad. With an organization plan that considers creation to presentation as a consecutive process, the festival examines current issues raised by contemporary art.The organizers are accepting proposals for Koganecho Bazaar 2013. Proposals for creative work in any genre may be submitted, but standards for screening are the ability to stay at least 30 days or longer in Koganecho (preference goes to artists who can stay a period of around 60 days), an effective use of facilities provided by the organizers, and a high availability to the public audience. Furthermore, proposed plans must be previously unexhibited, original works.
More details over on their website. Looks super exciting.