We are launching an Artist in Residence Programme!
We will send three artists and designers who are based in Japan for two months to collaborate with local craftspeople across the country. 

OPEN CALL   NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - DECEMBER 31, 2018 

MONO JAPAN Artist in Residence


MONO JAPAN is launching an Artist in Residence programme to promote cultural collaborations between traditional craftspeople and creative designers. We will send three designers based on traditional Japanese craftsmanship for two months so that they can have a first-hand experience with highly valued Japanese craftsmanship.

We hope that the results from these collaborations will create a new 'Netherlands x Japan' brand that will increase the visibility of Dutch art and design in the Japanese cultural sector, and vice versa.

The three craftspeople work in:

  • Urushi lacquerware in Fukushima
  • Washi paper making in Shimane
  • Traditional tailoring for Shinto priest costume in Kyoto

There is an open call for this competition from November 1st to December 31st, 2018. We ask applicants to choose a project for their stay. The collaboration must result in products that can be commercially available.

Three winners will be prepared by Mono Japan 2019 from a shortlist prepared by MONO JAPAN. 

The jury for the MONO JAPAN Artist in Residence programme is:
- studio INAMATT
- Studio Samira Boon
- Ryutaro Yoshida (TIME & STYLE)


Click here  for more information on how to apply for the open call.