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It was an exciting first year for us as an art residency- meeting many artists from both local and foreign countries- all being inspired by the city of Nara and the Japanese culture. We hope to keep this network art community and keep going strong well into the future.
Many thanks for everyone`s continued support. Happy New Year everyone and see you again in 2024!!


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Current News

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We are happy to announce the variety of artists who will be staying with us @spacedepartment for the architecture-in-residence 2024. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in this residency as we do occasionally have openings available. (*) Tentative

Artists confirmed for 2024

January/ February- Closed

March Noy Azouri
(Israel, Installation Art, , IG priza_agoza)

April Bryan Mew 
(Australia, Shodo painting/ Caligraphy,, IG bb.mew)

May Chris Schultz*
(USA, Visual Artist,

June/July Gianna Bottema
(Netherlands, Architect)

AugustAriel Diaz  (USA, Visual Art/ Story telling,

September/ October Johan F Karlsson
(Sweden, Installation art, IG johanfkarl)

November Maarit Rankanen 
(Finland, Contemporary Dance, Butoh Dance, Theatre Academy, University of Arts Helsinki

December, January, February -Closed winter break

March 2025- Available 







Past Events

December 2023

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November 2023


October 2023

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September 2023

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August 2023

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July 2023

May 2023

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We Collaborate

Space Department are looking for artists, architects and designers interested in interprofessional collaboration to create new and exciting work for the local community. Please come and see us for any ideas that encourages spatial experience, installations and community interaction >スペースデパートメントでは、「空間」をテーマに、地域社会のための新しい、ワクワクするような作品を創造するために、専門家間のコラボレーションに興味のあるアーティスト、建築家、デザイナーを募集しています。空間体験やインスタレーション、コミュニティとの交流を促すような面白いアイデアをお持ちの方は、ぜひご参加ください

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