Official Symbol of Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo

The ACF Tokyo acts as a platform for artists from Austria in Japan and supports initiatives to present a unique image of a contemporary, innovative and vibrant Austria. The ACF serves as a hub for artists and scientists from Austria who are looking for mutual exchange and creative encounters in Japan.

The Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF) Tokyo is part of Austria’s international cultural network which forms an active international cultural policy as defined in the Austrian Foreign Ministry’s International Cultural Policy Concept.

The ACF Tokyo is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Official logo of Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo in Vertical format.

AWAY Manual for Austrian artists-in-residence in Tokyo

Spring 2023


ACF Tokyo Initiative

The Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo collaborated with the Tokyo-based STUDIO Gross to design a manual for the Austrian artists-in-residence program in Arakawa, Tokyo.

Each year four artists get the chance to live and work for three months as artists-in-residence in a studio house in Tokyo. Around 50 artists have benefited so far, and interest in the activities of Austrian artists in the residency program in Tokyo is unwaveringly and remarkably high. The call for Tokyo attracts around 100 applicants every year.

The AWAY Residence is located within the district of Higashi-Ogu, in Arakawa Ward, in one of the traditional Shitamachi areas of Tokyo. The neighborhood is known for its history of manufacturing. The AWAY Residence is a Japanese three-story family house from the Showa Period. 

Publication design and cover illustrations: VVAA Studio. With the support of the Austrian Ministry of Culture (BMKÖS). Printed in Risograph by Hand Saw Press.

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Spring 2023





Higashiogu, Arakawa City, Tokyo