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           London-Kyoto FAPDA Award 2019                  

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London-Kyoto FAPDA Award 2019 

  ​      Special Edition  

Film / Animation - Photography - Digital Arts + (Fine Arts with condition)

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Win ! Free trip and participate in AIR in Kyoto and exhibit your works !

     Call to all creators in East and West 
​                  Entry Deadline : September 30,  2018

This is the special joint edition of EWAAC London and APDA Kyoto Award due to 1 year pause of EWAAC London.
The venue is in Kyoto so it will be difficult and expensive to ship valuable original works, therefore, we are calling photopgraphers, digital artists, and short film /animation makers from all over the world.  However, if you can make a good quality print from original 2D works or if you can bring / collect any original 2D, 3D works to / from the gallery in Kyoto (if selected) then you can enter (Fine Arts with condition category).  Please see details below.

Entry works / Category

  • Photography...   Genuine photography and retouched photography.
  • Digital Arts ...   All kind of creative digital art works.
  • Prints ... All kind of prints including high quality print from original 2D work (painting, collage etc).
  • Fine Arts with condition ..If artist can bring / collect the original work (2D / 3D) to / from the gallery in Kyoto.
  • Film / Animation...  You can enter short film or animation but the length must be within 5 minutes.


For Overseas (outside Japan) artists

  • Gold Prize... London-Osaka return air ticket (provided by ANA) to participate in our Artist in Residence in Kyoto programme (10 days free to stay) and exhibit works free at EWAEE (East West Artists Exchange Exhibition) in Kyoto while stay.
  • Top Three Prize ...   Apart from Gold prize winner, top three selected winners can participate in our Artist in Residence in Kyoto programme (subject to conditions) and exhibit works free at EWAEE in Kyoto while stay.

If you do not wish to go to Kyoto or London and if you win top prize ....

  • Alternative Gold Prize ... 300 GBP cash + exhibit your winning work at FAPDA Kyoto and EWAAC London.

For artist in Japan or non-UK artists

  • Duo Exhibition Prize ... One artist will be selected to exhibit at our DUO exhibition in London free to team up with UK artist in 2019 or 2020 (subject to availability).  We will provide a nice gallery in London free and support the exhibition (receive and hang works, provide staff, promote, invite guests, sell works etc.), We will also provide a simple accommodation upon request (subject to conditions).

Selected Finalists from all entries

  • 30-40 selected works ... Will be exhibited at our gallery in Kyoto for a week.
  • Five further works selected from finalists... will be exhibited as a traveling exhibition at EWAAC London.

Selected Short film / Animation works (must be within 5 minutes)

  • 7 selected short films / animation works ... will be showcased with other videos as the world traveling event.

Entry Fees

  • 1 entry ... 20 GBP,   2 entries ... 30 GBP,  3 entries ...40 GBO,  4 entries ...50 GBP,  5 entries ...60 GBP

Our judges

Key Dates

  • Open for entry ... 16 July 2018
  • Entry deadline ... 30 September 2018 (GMT)
  • Selection by judges ...15 October - 15 November 2018
  • Selection result announcement ... 1 December 2018
  • Art work delivery ... 15/ 16 May 2019
  • Private view / Artists exchange party ... 19 May 2019
  • Exhibition open to public ...19 - 23 May 2019
  • Video showing ...21 May 2019
  • Collection of works ...23 May 2019
  • Artist in Residence in Kyoto 2019 ...15 - 25 May 2019

See our judges here
HOW TO ENTER - Click here

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Events related to FAPDA

Apda Kyoto Award 2018

EWAAC London 2017

Artist in Residence in Kyoto

DUO Exhibition in London

Short films / Animations

Our venue for London-Kyoto FAPDA Award 2019 Special

The beautiful gallery in Kyoto and some selected works will be exhibited in London                                     (EWAAC at La Galleria) as well as the Touring Exhibition.

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EWAL  Artist in Residence in Kyoto

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(Note) We will not have AIR in Kyoto 2018 but will resume from 2019

Report from APDA Artists Exchange Exhibition in Kyoto (2016)

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Any enquiries : [email protected]
Organiser of these events

EWAL (East West Art Link)
​EWACC-Art Ltd
Established in London in 1996

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Web-site: www.eastwest-artlink.net