WORKSHOPS, EVENTS and RESIDENCIES

UNIVERSITY / PRIVATE GROUP WORKSHOPS:

Awagami has the ability to tailor make workshops for students, clubs and organizations interested in washi papermaking and indigo dyeing. We have hosted students from University of Kansas, RISD, University of Wisconsin, etc… How about your group? For more detailed information, please contact us by e-mail.

EVENTS:

Our mill sponsors a number of international juried art show competitions. Enter one below for a chance to win an ‘Awagami Paper Award’:

AIMPE '21 - THE 2021 AWAGAMI INTERNATIONAL MINIPRINT EXHIBITION
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING

RESIDENCIES:

THE AWAGAMI ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED - PLEASE DO NOT INQUIRE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT AWAGAMI'S  ANNUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY, VISIT:   http://awagamiair.com/en/

 

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AWAGAMI VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM (ARTIST PAYS) - NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR FALL/WINTER 2022

 

Awagami offers a Visiting Artist Program for artists wishing to use the mills facilities to expand their washi skills and create washi-based artworks. Applicants must submit an application for jurying. 

 

VISITING ARTIST APPLICATION FORM MAY BE FOUND HERE

 

Any questions, contact us HERE  (write: 'VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM' at top of message).

 

ARTISTS MUST FIND OUT ON THREIR OWN COVID-RELATED TRAVEL PROTOCOLS WHEN TRAVELING TO JAPAN.  AWAGAMI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR FURNISHING JAPANESE GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS, COVID  TESTING, ETC.... 

 

Please be as specific as possible in your proposal and include sketches of the work you wish to create at Awagami. Also provide a website where we may see an accurate representation of your artwork (If you do not have a website, please send photos). The condition of acceptance may be different from previous cases dependent on factory's production schedule.  Please note, participating artists are requested to donate 1 artwork (artist proof) upon completion of program. 

 

ACCOMODATION

Visiting artist can use the mills nearby guesthouse at a nominal fee. Basic cooking, utensils and bedding are provided. Artists are responsible for purchasing their own food and replacing any items used up during their stay. 

 

EXPENSES

There is an ¥8,000/day Facility Fee charged. Artists are expected to pay for the expenses of their production in addition to this standard fee (including raw material cost, making new tools and/or purchasing special materials/equipment). Artists can use our printmaking studio at no extra cost (etchings, monotypes, relief prints, etc.). Artists wishing to make inkjet prints can do so in our printmaking studio for small fee.

 

 

All fees must be paid in full the morning of the he artists 2nd to last day. We accept either Japanese Yen (cash) or VISA / MasterCard.

 

OTHER CONDITIONS

-Working space and tools will be shared with other workers at the mill.
-When you need materials or tools, please submit the request form a day in advance.

Please be punctual for working: 9:00AM ~ 16:00PM (Tuesday-Sunday).  Artists should finish their daily work on time and leave by 17:00PM after cleaning work space & tools. Artists may work in guesthouse during evenings.

 

END OF YOUR VISIT

If you have remaining materials, please bring them home or leave them at the mill and notify the office.  (no refunds for remaining materials). Artist must pack up their artworks / Awagami will provide packing materials. Shipping is handled through Yamato or Sagawa in Japan and via EMS Post (air or sea) internationally. If you ship outside of Japan, please finish the packing prior to 15:00PM on your 2nd to last day and pay all shipping fees.