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           London-Kyoto FAPDA Award 2019                  

- Call for Entries -

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 !

(or 1000 GBP cash + Touring exhibition in Kyoto and London)

     Call to artists, photographers, digital artists in the world 
​                          Entry Deadline : September 30 (midnight GMT) 2018
                                                          October 10 (extended)                   

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 original works from abroad, therefore, we are calling photopgraphers, print makers, digital artists who can only send high quality images if selected and our team in Kyoto will do the rest for the finalists.  However, 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 Category 

  • Photography...   Genuine photography and retouched photography.
  • Digital Arts ...   All kind of creative digital art works.
  • Prints ... One-off print (print-1) and multiple prints with edition number (Print-2).
  • Fine Arts with condition ..If artist can bring / collect the original work (2D / 3D) to / from the gallery in Kyoto.

GRAND PRIZE ... 1000 GBP cash only or the winner can choose from below

★For Overseas (outside Japan) artists ... If non-Japanese artist win Grand Prize the winner can choose from 1000GBP cash or following prize

  • Gold Prize... London-Osaka Free 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 FAPDA Exhibition in Kyoto while stay.

★ Japanese artists  ... If japanese artist win Grand Prize the winner can choose from 1000GBP cash or following prize.

  • Silver Prize ... 500 GBP + 1 week DUO exhibition in London free to team up with UK artist in 2019 or 2020 (subject to booking status).  We will provide a nice gallery in London free for a week and support the exhibition free (receive and hang works, provide staff, promotion, invite guests, organize opening party, sell works etc.).  We can also introduce a nice affordable accommodation upon request while Duo exhibition to be held.

 Other Prizes 





Artist in Residence in Kyoto 2019 Prize ... Apart from the Gold Prize winner.  we will select and offer three non-Japanese artists for this opportunity from all non-Japanese artists who entered more than three works to FAPDA Kyoto Award but the artists must be available to attend the programme in Kyoto between 15 - 25 May 2019.  The selected three artists can stay in Kyoto for 10 nights free and can join AIR programme to learn Japanese culture, attend class and meet mastercraftsman etc.   This selection and offer will be made just after entry deadline (30 September 2018) in order to provide these artists with enough time to prepare. All three selected residents can exhibit their works at FAPDA exhibition in Kyoto free while they stay.

 Selected Finalists from all entries 

  • 30-40 selected works ... Will be exhibited at our gallery in Kyoto for a week.
  • Online Exhibitiion ... We will produce special online exhibition for all exhibitors of FAPDA and publish live from 1st May until 31 July 2019.

Special Privilege for non-Japanese entrants who wish to come to Kyoto

You can wait for the selection result and decide whether to visit Kyoto or not but ....

If you use this special privilege for non-Japanese artists you can take advantages of the following.

  • You will be guaranteed to exhibit your work at FAPDA (still we will check the quality of your wok when apply)
  • You can bring original 2D or 3D work (not print) by yourself to the gallery in Kyoto and exhibit.
  • Not only visit Kyoto to exhibit your work but also we can include visit to Tokyo and you can stay at our holiday mansion in central Tokyo so you can enjoy both in Tokyo and Kyoto.
  • ​However, only first three approved applicants can be given this privilege.
  • ​If you are interested in this privilege please press button below to check detals and apply soon.


 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 ... 20 July 2018
  • Entry deadline ... 30 September 10 October 2018 (GMT)
  • Selection by judges ...15 October - 15 November 2018
  • Selected Finalists Aeannouncement ... 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
  • Online Exhibition ..1st May - 31 July 2019
  • Collection of works ...23 May 2019
  • Artist in Residence in Kyoto 2019 ...15 - 25 May 2019

Visit Japan and exhibit your work at FAPDA in Kyoto

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How to Enter ?

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Submit entry work details / images

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Entry deadline : 30 September 2018
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Events related to FAPDA

Artist in Residence in Kyoto

EWAAC London 2017

Duo Exhibition in London

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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(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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