『Brief description of residency program』
Artist in Residence Yamanashi [AIRY] is a program that invites artists from Japan and abroad to live in the mountainous area of Yamanashi, making new work and new connections. AIRY is artist run that focused on networking and community involvement rather than business, and aims to cultivate an environment for sharing ideas and different cultures.
Whilst at AIRY, artists are provided with accommodation, a space within the main gallery for use as a studio, and an exhibition at the final stage of their visit.
We are also given support to run a workshop and network within the local community.
As well as running the residency program, AIRY is involved with other projects locally, nationally, and abroad, such as connections with local cafes, shops, farms and the annual Kofu International Arts Festival.
The curatorial team of the gallery welcomes an interesting array of exhibitions from both local and International artists and offers artist talks and workshops.
Since it has been installed on 2005 in Kofu city Yamanashi, we hosted 100 artists from more than 30 countries until summer 2017.
『building front view』
『studio/gallery on second floor』
『private accommodation on third floor』
Artist In Residence Yamanashi [AIRY]
2-37-2 Marunouchi, Kofu city, Yamanashi 400-0031 JAPAN
Kofu station is located 1.5 hours from Shinjuku by JR Chuo Line train express,
and approximately 3 hours from Narita/Haneda Airport.
Also 2 hours Chuo Highway Bus from Shinjuku to Kofu satation
10 minutes walk from south gate Kofu station
When you wish to apply to be an Artist in Resident, or have any questions, please contact us. AIRY is responsible to support your stay, art working and artist networking in Kofu, Yamanashi.
『Kofu city official information in English』