December 21 (Sat) 18:00-21:00

AIR Bridge Talk event | Toward the Future of Artist Residencies:

- Connecting Art and healthcare- ARCUS Project and Fukuroda Hospital -

AIR Bridge
- Connecting Art and Healthcare, South and North Ibaraki, Japan and the Netherlands -

The previous year’s AIR Bridge was developed further and held a joint program with the artist residency newly launched at Fukuroda Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in the town of Daigo, Ibaraki. This included a study session that took in both healthcare and art through considering the support offered to artists at a residency program and the relationship between art and psychiatric care. This was followed by a public talk in Tokyo presenting the results and challenges raised.

[Past programs]
・Artist Residency Study Session|
What is an Artist-in-Residence Program?
July 19, 2019 [Fri]
Venue| Fukuroda Hospital (Daigo Town, Ibaraki Prefecture)
Participants: Hospital staff

・Artist Residency Study Session|
Art (and Its Effects) in Psychiatric Care
September 26, 2019 [Thu]
Venue| ARCUS Studio
Participants| Fukuroda Hospital AIR staff (Keiko Watanabe, Kouo Uehara), ARCUS Project Administration Committee staff

・AIR Bridge Talk event|
Toward the Future of Artist Residencies: Connecting Art and Healthcare—ARCUS Project and Fukuroda Hospital
December 21, 2019 [Sat]


【Fukuroda Hospital】
Hospital Fukuroda Hospital opened in the town of Daigo, Ibaraki Prefecture, in 1977. It incorporates a range of therapies into its patient treatment including raising animals, natural farming, art, and nature therapy. It launched its first art program in 2001. In 2019, it invited Sachi Miyachi and, from the Netherlands, Nina Glockner, for a residency run jointly by the hospital with the town of Daigo and Beautiful Distress.
Website [Fukuroda Hospital AIR Supported by: Mondriaan Fonds.]

【Beautiful Distress/Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands】
Beautiful Distress is a project that aims to fight prejudice against mental disorders through art created by artists at psychiatric hospitals. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is supporting the development of the project in Japan.
Beautiful Distress Website