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.
Our mill sponsors a number of international juried art show competitions. Enter one below for a chance to win an ‘Awagami Paper Award’:
Awagami offers a 'Visiting Artist Program' for those wishing to use the mills facilities & staff to create washi-based artworks. Applicants must submit an application for jurying found HERE
Any questions, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (please write: 'VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM' at top of message).
Please be specific in your proposal (sketches help). Also provide a website where we may see your artwork (If you do not have a website, send photos). The condition of acceptance may be different from previous cases dependent on factory's production schedule. Please note, artists are requested to donate 1 artwork (artist proof) to the Awagami museum collection upon completion.
Visiting artist can use the mill guesthouse at ¥4,000 per day. Basic cooking, utensils and bedding provided. Artists are responsible for purchasing their own food and replacing any items used up during their stay.
There is a standard ¥8,500/day 'Facility Fee' charged. Artists are expected to pay for the production expenses (raw materials, etc.) in addition to the facility fee. Artists can also freely use our printmaking studio at no extra cost (etchings, monotypes, relief prints, etc.). Artists can also make large format digital/inkjet prints for an additional fee. Experimentation & hybrid works are encouraged...
All fees must be paid in full the morning of the the artists 2nd to last day. We accept either Japanese Yen (cash) or VISA / MasterCard.
-Working space & tools may be shared with Awagami workers.
-Materials & tools not prepared in advance must be requested in writing 1 day prior.
-Mill schedule: 9:00 AM ~ 16:00 PM (Tues-Sun). Artists should finish work on time and leave by 17:00 PM after cleanup. Artists may work in guesthouse in evening.
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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 their artworks-we will provide packing materials. Shipping is handled via EMS or Parcel Post (air or sea). If you ship outside of Japan, please finish packing prior to 15:00 PM on your 2nd to last day and pay all shipping fees.