Calling for
2020 AAUK Residency Project

Calling for artist / curator/ researcher who are involved in the complexities of context of current socio-political climate, particularly with the pretext of Tokyo Olympics 2020 which is said to be a “Re-construction -Fukkou- Olympics”, to renew the image of the country from the catastrophic effects caused by the 2011 Triple disaster including Fukushima Nuclear Fallout situation while boosting its economy.  While the funding towards cultural activities has been increased, and yet, also there has been incidents of censorship and self censorship applied towards activities which has been deemed to contradicts a “positive" projection of an image. 

AAUK are hoping to invite a practitioner who can contribute proactively to the current discourse about the political censorship and self-censorship with the context of pre-Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Residency participant is expected to contribute to the discussion events organised during the programme. There is an opportunity to present your practice during this programme.

Please see application detail Here at apply page

Art Action UK is an arts collective that began through responding to the 2011 disaster in North East Japan, which triggered the nuclear crisis in Fukushima.

We will be hosting artists for our Residency Project this autumn, and deliver discussion events in relation to the question;
How Can Art Contribute to Discourses on Planetary Crisis?

If you would like to get involved in future activities, please contact us.

We are a collective of artists, curators, gallerists and writers who are exploring means to show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters.

The 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout has been the catalyst for Art Action UK.


Photo credit © Chris Wainwright
NEW ! Art Action UK Micro -Residencies 2019
We are offering artists/ researchers/ curators/ post graduate students, micro residencies, staying with an artist/architect family in South East London, with easy access to galleries and museums. Please see details HERE

Art Action Seminars Discussion Events in London
Opportunities for UK based artists to engage in the vital discussions. Details will be posted online.

ArtAction UK has been supporting artists dealing with the issues relating to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout in Japan.

The consequence of the disaster is still unfolding, drawing attention to global environmental issues, geo-political crises and global economic breakdowns, while countless accounts and experiences are buried in the fallout of the disaster.  AAUK has been providing platforms for artists, curators, researchers as well as students who are asking questions, unearthing a different perspectives.