Cologne / Kyoto


Residence Exchange Program – Kyoto Art Center and Quartier am Hafen 2020

The cooperation partners Quartier am Hafen QaH and Kyoto Art Center KAC jointly offer a residency program each year, which offers artists from Cologne and artists from Kyoto the opportunity to apply for a 4-8 week residency / working time in the cooperative city/country.

In 2020, the Kyoto Art Center KAC invites a visual artist for 4-8 weeks in the period from 10.01.- 20.03.2020.


– The announcement is addressed to visual artists and media artists from Cologne
– The residence time is min. 4 weeks max. 8 weeks within this period 10.01. – 20.03.2020 – There is already an artistic idea / project for the time of the residency
– good knowledge of English


– the KAC covers the travel costs up to max. € 1,000. The flights are booked by the resident.

– The KAC offers accommodation near the KAC
– In Kyoto there will be 1.600€ available for the resident
– The KAC offers the possibility of an artist talk / open studio, but no final a exhibition


The application documents please only by email to: (subject: Application Kyoto)

Submissions in English please

– motivation letter (max 1 page)
– CV (max 2 page)
– artistical proposal for the residency (max 2 pages)
– website, pictures, references of the own artistic work (optional)
– please tell us your possible period of residence

Application deadline is 31.08.2019

Residency Exchange Programm
A cooperation of
Quartier am Hafen, Cologne – Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
Artists in Residency
Kyoko Nomura & Yuki Roda (Kyoto)
SPREADING FEAR (Working Title)
As part of the new residency exchange program between Quartier am Hafen Köln and Kyoto Art Center in Kyoto Japan, the choreographers Kyoko Nomura & Yuki Roda from Kyoto will be residents in Cologne from November 2018 – January 2019. In cooperation with local dancers and visual artists, the theme of “fear” will be explored from various cultural backgrounds and experiences in order to jointly develop a piece for the stage. The Work in Progress of the project will be presented at Kyoto Bar in Cologne at the end of January 2019, before the production is further anchored internationally.