Announcing the new, improved KG＋
Started in 2013, KG＋ is an open-entry art festival dedicated to discovering and fostering talent among photographers, curators and gallerists alike. For this, our seventh annual edition in 2019, we are making various changes in procedures to insure a more fair and transparent festival for all. We offer an exhibition platform for ambitious talents working in all forms of photography — a launch pad for Japanese artists seeking worldwide attention and for foreign artists wanting entrée to Japan.
As a satellite of the main invitational KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival held concurrently each spring in Kyoto, KG＋ affords an ideal forum for meeting and sharing information with the international photographic arts community, along with a participatory public outreach environment for visitors and local citizens. Presented citywide at a variety of venues, including the Junpu former elementary school, heritage houses and traditional shops, temples and historic sites, as well as “white cube” galleries, the possibilities for diverse creative expressions are far greater than with more conventional visual arts festivals.
● KG+ Select
exhibition venue:former Junpu Elementary School [609-1 Kakimoto, Omiya Hanayacho-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8357]
12 nominated artists will compete for the KG+ Grand Prix; 1 winner will be invited to participate in the following year’s main official Kyotographie programme and receive ¥500,000 toward production costs.
various exhibitions at locations throughout Kyoto, including solo shows, group shows, and cultural projects organised by galleries/museums/schools, etc.
12 finalists will be selected among the candidates and be in invited to show their works in the former Jumpu Elementary School building. The Winner, elected by the KG+2019 Jury, will be invited to participate in the following year’s KYOTOGRAPHIE Main Programme with a Solo show and receive ¥500,000 toward production costs.
Various exhibitions at locations throughout Kyoto, including solo shows, group shows, and cultural projects organised by galleries/museums/schools, etc. Solo show applicants may apply simultaneously for both KG+ and KG+SELECT. In the case apply for both KG＋ and KG＋SELECT, please apply twice by the application form.