Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio17 Chome-1-80 Hiragishi 2 Jō, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 062-0932, Japan
Tenjinyama Art Studio is a facility managed as an artist-in-residence center with the objective of supporting the activities of artists. The center mainly revolves around the provision of self-funded studios (artists pay all costs), the costs of which are kept to a minimum for all applicants in order to facilitate mid to long-term stay and production at the first large-scale facility of its kind in Japan. Respecting the autonomous activities of artists, the time and length of stay and the content of the activities are determined freely by the artists, while an invitation program run as an international open call is implemented once a year. Part of the facility also serves as a free rest area of a park, making it a venue for new arts and culture where gatherings of people with different interests can occur spontaneously. As a base not only for production and presentation in Sapporo but also for those wishing to undertake research in Hokkaido, the director and coordinators who are familiar with the area are on hand to introduce venues and people and give advice from a professional point of view.