Artist in Residence Program in Shimonoseki city
アーティスト・イン・レジデンス in 下関

Artist in Residence program by arte75AIR75 / エアーナナゴ


AIR75 is in Shimonoseki city, Yamaguchi Prefecture, close to the sea and mountains. The city is located at the westernmost tip of Honshu, especially famous for the Kanmon Straits that border Kitakyushu. There are also many historical heritage sites.
Artists can use a house in a peaceful residential area, a little far from the city center, as a studio and accommodation 24 hours a day.
It is also possible to hold workshops and events for local residents upon request.

What is Artist-in-Residenceアーティスト・イン・レジデンスとは


Surrounding area周辺地域


The Chofu town where the studio is located is about 15 - 20 mins by car from the center of Shimonoseki, and is divided into two areas: West and East.
Western area of Chofu is a quaint place where the castle town of the Mohri clan still remains. Since the establishment of Nagato Kokufu (one of the capitals of the historical Provinces of Japan) in the Asuka period, the place has been featured numerous times in Japanese history.
Eastern area of Chofu is situated at the foot of the Shiohji Mountain Range, and industrial parks are located along the coast. In recent years, the number of foreign nationals mainly those working at local companies has increased in the residential area, and the area is gradually becoming a multicultural society. AIR75's studio is in the eastern area.

arte75 Association Inc.一般社団法人arte75


AIR75 is managed by arte75 Association Inc.
Based in the western part of Yamaguchi Prefecture, arte75 is engaged in the planning, production, and operation of music concerts, workshops, and other events, as well as artist support and development projects such as music instrument's seminars and artist-in-residence programs.

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