Oped AiR is a 4-week based residency led by Oped Space Tokyo, with Oped Community. We offer artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.

Exhibition opportunities and teaching stipends are available, artists will also have the opportunity to be represented or consigned by Oped's gallery.




Session A    

Session B       

Session C       

Session D       

Session E      

Session F

Session G

Session H



May 4 (Mon) -  May 31 (Sun)      

June 1 (Mon)  - June 28 (Sun)

Jun 29 (Mon) -July 26 (Sun)

July 27 (Mon) - August 23 (Sun)

August 24 (Mon) - September 20 (Sun)

September 21 (Mon) - October 18 (Sun)

Application Deadlines

Mar 15, 2020 (Sun)        

​Apr 19, 2020 (Sun)

May 17, 2020 (Sun)

June 21, 2020 (Sun)

July 19, 2020 (Sun)

Aug 16, 2020 (Sun)

* Every 4 weeks counted as one session, an artist can register up to 3 sessions in a row.

** The deadline indicates the latest application date. The application may close earlier once the spots filled.

*** The acceptance will be announced no late than 1 week after the application submitted.


Timetable Example (tentative)



Hours  Opens 24/7 for AiR residents.

Area-A may open to the public for workshops and events during the weekends. Area B+C can always be used as making space and for open studio and exhibitions.

Amenities worktables, chairs, Wi-Fi, AC (cooling/heating units), power supplies, storage, printer, woodwork tools, ladders, water dispenser, coffee & tea corner.

Other tools and devices may be lent for free or with an additional fee, please contact us for details.

Size 133 m2 ( 2 floors)

*The second floor (Area-C) is a Share studio, in which working space C has a wall separate from other areas.

**Working space allocation is on a first-come, first-served basis. (according to payment complete time)


Exhibition & Showcase

Oped AiR curates exhibitions and showcases for our resident artists. Usually, the exhibitions or showcases will be at the last weekend (from Thursday to Sunday) of every 4-week slot. 


For those to stay 1 to 2 month(s), there is a group exhibition at Oped Space Tokyo or showcase for every single artist. For those who stay for more than 3 months, a solo exhibition is possible. 

Exhibition & showcase participation is not mandatory.

Oped Space will be responsible for:

Supplies Preparation

Artwork labels, printouts, and vinyl decal,

Media Pack Making Online Promotion

Design, writing, and documentation.

Opening Night & Related Events

Drinks, snacks and guest invitation.


Onsite Staff

helping with installation and invigilating the exhibition/showcase.



Program Fee

135,000 JPY (Tax-included) for 4 weeks.

It will be used for the maintenance of facilities, gallery daily management and staff supports. Exhibition curatorial & event costs are covered, too.


For those who are not based in Tokyo, if you need Lodging Placement near the working space, we can help with it for free.  The average rent for a studio apartment or share house in Tokyo is 65,000 JPY monthly

*SAMPLE: an apartment 20 minutes on feet or 30 minutes by train from our studio at Kokubunji.

With a compact kitchen and a bathroom. (photos provided by OYO Life)


A meal costs 500 to 1,000 JPY around Kokubunji Area. 

You can find most chain restaurants and coffee shops within ten minutes of walking distance, such as McDonald's, Starbucks Yoshinoya, Fuji soba, Matsuya, Denny's. There are also many local ramen restaurants and izakayas. Free coffee & tea are available at Oped Space.


Depending on the route and destination, one-way fares range from 170 yen to 480 yen.

Oped Space is a five-minute walk from JR Chuo Line Kokubunji Station.

Material Purchase & Production cost

These costs are borne by artists. 

We can give advice on material shopping.



Visa & Documents

The Artist should apply for a suitable Japanese visa based on their nationality and country of residence.   Visa application procedures may require additional documents, Oped Space Tokyo will help with it. Please note that the cost of applying a visa is the responsibility of the Artist. If the Artist need to apply for grants or stipends from relevant organizations, Oped Space Tokyo will provide relevant supporting documents.



Opportunities & Benefits

Teaching Stipend

For those running workshops in our public programs, we offer the artist stipend from 10,000 to 20,000 JPY per workshop (Usually 3 hours). 


To ensure the artists have enough time working on their projects as well as everyone gets a chance to get the stipend, one artist should not host more than 3 workshops (or more than 9 hours) during a 4-week residency slot. The teaching Proposal should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the workshop happens.


Oped Space now is looking for long-term/ short-term consignment with emerging Artists.
For those who participated in AiR, we take a 20% commission during the residency and a 40 commission for long-term consignment. To be representative by Oped Space is possible.


Unlimited free access to all our events & workshops & art trips (museum/attraction tickets not included) during the residency.


If the artist's project requires the help and support of volunteers, we can help with calling for volunteers.

Please inform us at least 4 weeks in advance. No art space staff can make your artworks for you during their working hours.


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