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Powell Street Festival Society • パウエル祭協会 | Celebrating Japanese Canadian arts and culture since 1977

Introducing our new Artist Residency in Japan! 

The Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) is pleased to present its inaugural partnership with the Artist in Residence Yamanashi (AIRY) program. This artist-run initiative, based in the mountainous region of Yamanashi, Japan, focuses on cultivating community, connections, and work between artists from Japan and abroad. Artists in this program are provided accommodation, studio space, local outreach opportunities, and a final exhibition. PSFS will cover airfare, residency fees, and offer a per diem for eligible applicants. Applications will be open from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15, 2019.


  • Applicants must identify as Japanese–Canadian 
  • Be at least 21 years of age 
  • Able to participate in the residency for the full duration — one month in April 2020
  • CV should demonstrate at least 2 years of artistic practice; all genres of art are welcome 
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident 

More information on the program, accommodations, and accessibility can be found here

Please attach the following to your submission. Email applications to

  • this completed form
  • a one-page letter of intent (description of project)
  • a CV (no more than 2 pages)
  • 3-5 samples of work (larger files to be sent via weblink) 

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Pick up your prize at our office #410 - 111 West Hasting Street by appointment. Call 604-739-9388 or email to arrange a pick up time!
Prize # Ticket # Winner’s Name Name of Prize
1 2273 Themba Tana Flight to Japan for 2 + J-station Credit
2 2275 Yuki Kawai Dinner for Six in your home by Hapa Izakaya!
3 53 June Ho Fun at the Festivals Package
4 524 Bryan Wong Voucher for a Continuing Studies class at Emily Carr (1)
5 668 Michele Woo Vancouver Opera
6 2816 Janice Lam Voucher for a Emily Carr continuing studies
7 1184 Jessie Lin Visual Learner Book Pack
8 2139 Andrew Boyle Vancouver Magazines Subscription Pack
9 2950 Andrew Lim Foodie Essentials Pack
10 2896 Rose-Marie Pickard Vancouver Book Pack
11 1876 Yoshiko Sakurada Groceries
12 740 Bradley Coe Writers of Colour Book Pack
13 2088 Nori Lebrecque A Night Out at the Cinemateque
14 2940 Curtis Cloutier Foodie Book Pack
15 761 Ayako Fukuda 4 tix to Vancovuer Canadians baseball game
16 603 Ralph Janzen Geist Magazine and The Bulletin Pack
17 400 Mieko Isogai Coffee gift basket from Republica Coffee
18 802 Ian Miki Hand Printed T-shirt
19 3383 David Morita 1yr subscription to the Bulletin and JCCA membership
20 41 Doug Chiu Powell St Fest Merch Package
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