Higashiyama Artists Placement Service

Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Launched in the context of Kyoto City's Kyoto Master Plan for Arts and Cultural City with the objective of providing comprehensive support for young Kyoto-based artists in terms of housing, studio space, and exhibition space. HAPS provides an interface for artists and the people who support them, encouraging them to bring and discuss their problems and potential problems. In addition to ensuring that the artists' creativity contributes to Kyoto's vitality, HAPS has constructed a diverse network of collaborators associated with arts institutions nationwide and worldwide, which is operated with the aim of working together to explore new ways for art and society to interact.