About us

Artist in Residence

Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC) is an Artist-in-Residence center focused on performing arts.
The center has a main hall, six studios, and seven residences. It offers residencies and facilities for artists who wish to concentrate on their creative activities as well as to present their works.

KIAC is situated in Kinosaki, one of the main hot spring towns in Japan. Historically Kinosaki has hosted and celebrated writers and artists, and many works have been put out into the world. To carry over the tradition into the future, the center offers an Artist-in-Residence program for artists and companies selected twice a year from among applicants.

Artists can stay at the center for a minimum of three days and for a maximum of three months, with no facility charges and accommodation fees. The facilities are available for 24 hours a day. The center supports both creative activities for and presentation of new works in Kinosaki. KIAC also aims at sharing artistic experiences with local residents and tourists through workshops, trial performances, and “Meet the Artist” events and making an environment where people meet and find new perspectives of the world.


Mission

Supports Artists through
an Artist in Residence Program

KIAC supports all performing-arts activities nationally and internationally. The center offers an Artist-in-Residence program for artists and companies selected twice a year from among applicants. Artists can stay at the center for a minimum of three days and for a maximum of three months, with no facility charges and accommodation fees. The center has a 1000 capacity hall (27.5m × 24m), six rehearsal studios, and seven guestrooms (for up to 28 guests). The facilities are available for 24 hours a day.

Carries over Kinosaki"s Tradition
into the Future

KIAC is situated in Kinosaki, one of the main hot spring towns in Japan which in 2012 earned two stars in Michelin Green Guide Japan. Historically Kinosaki has hosted celebrated writers and artists, and many works have been put out into the world. To continue and carry over the tradition into the future, the center offers a variety of services for resident artists such as special rates to enjoy all the seven public hot springs in the neighbor.

Promotes International Coproductions

From a beautiful countryside scenery with storks wheeling above swamps and rice paddies to such tastes of Japan as Tajima (Kobe) beef and crabs, Kinosaki is full of local attractions. One of the missions of KIAC is to support creative and promising artists" international coproductions in partnership with theaters and art festivals at home and abroad. Just like Kinosaki is a stronghold of storks which migrate across the continents, the center aims at becoming an international hub of artists and works of performing arts.


Facility

Kinosaki International Arts Center has
a main hall,studios, and residences.

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Hall
The main hall accommodates up to 1000 people in theater style. Using a temporary stage (12.6m × 7.2m) and mobile seat units is the basic style. By removing the temporary stage and mobile seat units, the entire hall space is available for rehearsals that require large stage sets.
  • Capacity: around 300 (total 500 seats)
  • Stage Dimension: W12.6m×D7.2m×H0.6m.
Studios
Six studios are available for rehearsals and trial performances of drama, dance, and music, and for productions of fine arts.
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioned
Residences
Seven residences accommodates up to 28 people.
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Common printer and copy machine
  • Common kitchen on the first floor and hot water suppliers on each floor
  • Four shower rooms and a bathtub
  • Laundry machines on each floor
Others
Entrance hall, gallery, cafe, and outdoor stage available for artists"use
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