The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre began in December 2001 as a facility centered around the Artist in Residence (AIR) Program, which invites artists both domestic and abroad to stay at the ACAC for a certain period of time to conduct creative activities.
The ACACâ€™s AIR Program candidates are selected biannually through both recommendation and public offering, and each program is approximately a three-month residence.
In addition, the AIR Program holds a variety of projects, exhibitions, and workshops, which are held throughout the year.
While the ACACâ€™s AIR Program supports artistsâ€™ resident productions and exhibitions during their stay, other interactive programsâ€“ such as workshops, lectures, and collaborative workâ€“facilitate wide-ranging art experiences for diverse interaction between the actual artists themselves and students and citizens.
ACACÂ aims to contribute to the promotion of art culture and cultivation of art-sensitive persons.
Therefore, on this AIR program,Â theÂ goal is not only to support the artist whilstÂ they create work, but also to use the program as a tool with which to educate the local audience about art.
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