Call for Applications for R&R at ST SPOT, Yokohama

Rules and Regs welcomes applications for an artist-development residency programme from artists working in performance and Live Art who wish to explore their practice through developing new work.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 19 November 2012.

Following on from their successful partnership in producing Rules and Regs at the Nightingale (Brighton, 2012), Rules and Regs and ST Spot will co-produce a development residency in Yokohama, Japan in early 2013.

Two artists based in the UK will be selected to join one Japanese artist in residence in Yokohama for one month in early 2013.

After the artists have been selected, rules will be devised in response to their practices and announced at the beginning of the residency (17 January). The rules are presented as a challenge to explore new ways of working. The artists will all work to the same set of rules and must create new work in response to these rules. The artists have no advance knowledge of the rules and agree to participate in the programme based on a desire to explore artistic practice. Artists should not apply with a specific or existing project in mind.

Artists will receive accommodation and development space in Yokohama, technical and curatorial support, a small fee and subsistence funds. Work developed by the artists will be presented at the Kanagawa Arts Theatre ( as part of the TPAM Performing Arts Meeting programme ( at the conclusion of the residency.

Throughout the programme, artists will receive support from R&R Director Seth Kriebel and ST Spot Director Katsuhiro Ohira.


  • Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 19 November 2012.
  • Shortlisted artist interviews: Week of 26 November in Brighton.
  • Artists travel to Japan: Week of 14 January (date TBC)
  • Development Period: 17 January – 14 February
  • Public showing of outcomes: 15 February
  • Group evaluation meeting: Week of 17 February (date TBC)
  • Artists return to UK: Week of 17 February (date TBC)

Participating artists must be available for all dates listed.
Each artist will receive:

  • travel between UK and Japan
  • accommodation in Yokohama for the period of the residency
  • subsistence support of £300
  • fee of £500
  • production budget of up to £150
  • development space in Yokohama
  • technical support in developing work in Yokohama
  • presentation venue in Yokohama
  • documentation of work presented

Rules and Regs at ST Spot, Yokohama is open to artists working in performance and Live Art in the UK.



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