The 2020 Summer Olympics, also commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international sport event that scheduled to take place 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Each of the cities in Tokyo will be aligning with a nation and we would like to express our deepest honor that Romania will be hosted by Musashino city, Tokyo.

RHTM Artist in Residence, Musashino, Tokyo is an open call residency program for Romanian artist launched by Mushishino city, Tokyo. In wish to provide a community-based platform where creativity can unfold. A selected Romanian artist is cordially invited to join the 2-month residency program in Musashino city. This program opens to mid-career and emerging Romanian artists working in the field of visual arts. RHTM Artist in Residence, Musashino, Tokyo aims to bring together Romanian & Japanese artists as well as to provide a fun and creative platform for artistic & cultural exchange.

Program flyer in PDF format ←click here to download

Residency Period
January 6- February 29, 2020
*Application deadline : September 10, 2019

Our Offer
* Round trip flight tickets (Romania-Tokyo)
* Artwork production cost: 200,000 JPY
* Studio for artwork production
* Accommodation with facilities for 2-month stay in Musashino city, Tokyo
* Exhibition venue in Musashino city, Tokyo

We offer to artist the possibility to live in the residence with studio: single bright studio-room which are provided with facilities such as wi-fi, work desk, shelves, rack and single cosy bed. Shared facilities including kitchen, washing machine, bathroom, toilet, bicycle, TV, and DVD player. The accommodation is a free courtesy for the selected artist in residence. Location of accommodation is 15 minutes by walk from Kichijoji station.

The selected Romanian artist will be having an opportunity to exhibit their artworks in the end of the residency program. Professional curatorial support and networking will be provided for the exhibition at Musashino Place, Musashisno city ←click here for more about exhibition venue

*The capacity is only for one person. Duo is not accepted.
*The residence is a shared house consists of three rooms, it is possible that different art practitioners will be staying at a time.
*English speaking staffs will be available for assistance.
*Artist are responsible for all other costs including personal living expenses, transport/travel costs, and insurance. Artist should purchase insurance before his/her departure to Tokyo.

How to Apply
Application should contain the following:

1. Application Form ←click here to download
2. CV/ Artist profile
3. Valid passport copy issued by Romania nation
4. Portfolio
5. Relevant images, audios, videos, press, websites

*Please make sure you attached all requested documents in the e-mail, and send to residence@ongoing.jp
Late and insufficient supporting documents of application will not be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the program or further information is needed please feel free to contact residence@ongoing.jp


Art Center Ongoing

5,400 JPY
(Tax included, shipping fee not included)

We are pleased to announce that online sale for Art Center Ongoing 10th Anniversary Book has started! We only printed 250 copies, so hurry if you’re interested ;)

About the Book
January 2018 marks its 10th year of Art Center Ongoing since its establishment in 2008. Art Center Ongoing has maintained its space by artistic activities, not depending on any major financial aids. Thinking of this 10th anniversary milestone, we have decided to produce a book as a record of this small, but always exceptionally active space. We have published a document book which covers all the activities during the ten years. We hope this book can reach many people who are interested in what is going on Japan’s alternative art scene.


How to Order
Please send the listed information toinfo@ongoing.jp.
We will send you the payment information.
1. Name
2. Shipping address
3. Email address
4. Phone number

・Foreword:Nozomu Ogawa (Director, Art Center Ongoing) [Language*Japanese / English]

・Essay on Japan’s alternative art scene:Ren Fukuzumi (Art Critic)[Language*Japanese / English]

・Over 230 exhibitions and other activities (Description and photos):Description by Nozomu Ogawa [Language*Japanese (Titles and names of artists are also in English)]

・Short Essays:Ongoing and Me [Language*Japanese]
- Taro Amano (Chief Curator, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino)
- Eriko Kimura (Curator, Yokohama Museum of Art)
- Hiroyuki Hattori (Independent Curator)
- Makiko Hara (Independent Curator)
- Tsukasa Mori (Director, Tokyo Artpoint Project)
- Tomoko Yabumae (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)
- Shingo Yamano (Director, Koganecho Area Management Center)
- Others including over 20 artists and friends

・Interviews:Staff and artists [Language*Japanese]

・Manga Comics:Tomohiro Nagahata (a.k.a. Family Restaurant) [Language*Japanese]

・Afterword:Nozomu Ogawa [Language*Japanese / English]

* 416 pages for total
Author / Supervisor: Nozomu Ogawa
Editor: Kazumasa Nishioka
Design: Kosuke Harada
Translation Manager: Yukie Hirokawa

* The production cost of this book was collected through a crowdfunding project below. We truly appreciate those who support and love Art Center Ongoing. Thank you!
(The project page is only in Japanese, but you can see photos of boxes, which artists made for this book.)
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