Hosted jointly by Ronin Gallery, Globus Washitsu, and OnBeat Magazine, the annual Ronin Globus OnBeat Artist-in-Residence Program seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue by providing the opportunity for Japanese visual artists to live, work and exhibit in New York City.
at Ronin Gallery
at Globus Washitsu
in ONBEAT Magazine
Round-trip airfare and stipend
- Japanese visual artists
- Artists who have not previously had a solo exhibition in NYC
- Two-dimensional works no larger than 28.5 x 45.5 inches are preferred, but all submissions will be considered
- Must have twelve completed works for display and sale in New York by the start of the residency
- Basic English skills preferred but not required
- Artist must be able to comfortably live and work independently while in NYC
- Program Launch November 2023
- Application Period Through Feb. 29, 2024
- Judging Period March 2024
- Announcement of Winner April 2024
- Preparation & Logistics April - June 2024
- Program & Exhibition July - August 2024
2024 program judges will be announced soon!
Art collector & psychiatrist
Managing Director of Christie’s Japan
International Director of Christie’s
Asian Art Departments
Founder of Spoon & Tamago
Associate Professor of Art History,
East Asian Languages and
Civilizations, and the College
at the University of Chicago
The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao
Curator of Asian Art at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
ARTICLE: Meet our 2023 Program Judges
Ronin Gallery is one of the world’s leading dealers in Japanese woodblock prints and home to one of the largest collections of 17th – 21st century Japanese prints in the United States. Founded in 1975 in the Explorers Club Mansion of New York City, the gallery is now located in the taproom of the historic Engineers Club at Bryant Park Place.
The Globus Brothers (Ron, Ric and Steve) have long been associated with cultural interchange between Japan and United States. They have sponsored events at eminent institutions including Japan Society and Asia Society. Their scope spans dance, theater, cinema, art, craft, and performance groups. Globus Washitsu is a venue to spark the expression, knowledge, and wonderment that arise from dialogue between Japan and the United States.
ONBEAT＝音美衣杜, is composed with four kanji characters, “音”(music), “美”(art), “衣”(fashion) and “杜”(forest, environment). ONBEAT magazine is a “Bilingual Magazine for Art and Culture from the Edge of the East” and is published biannually. It aims to introduce various arts and cultures all around the world as well as Japanese art and culture to the world.
Ryusui: Flowing Stream, Running Water
Iki: Stylish, Simple and Sophisticated
The Great Wave
If you have any questions regarding the application process or program, feel free to reach out to the program liaisons below.
2024 program ambassadors will be announced soon!
Director of ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO, Aomori Triennale, and Setouchi Intl Art Festival | Contemporary Artist, Professor
2016 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence
2017 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence
2018 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence
2019 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence
Director of Kyoto Kaisho Foundation, writer and photographer
Global Art Management Advisor
Director of NOWHERE | Director of hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
Doctoral Student at Kobe University
Art Collector, Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor
Manager of the Sato Sakura Gallery New York
Former Gallery Director of Honjo Gallery in Tokyo
Founding Editor and Publisher of Kyoto Journal
Founder of the One Piece Club
Project manager of Artothèque, Art consultant, coordinator, curator
While many international residency programs bring artists to the United States, there are few opportunities specifically for Japanese artists. For the past 40 years, Ronin Gallery has focused on bringing the best of Japanese prints to New York City. In keeping with this tradition, Ronin Gallery seeks to nurture and promote the most exciting talents in contemporary Japanese art. The Globus family has a singular focus on supporting Japanese culture. This program reinforces this focus by promoting Japanese art in the United States.
The artist is responsible for shipping the art to Ronin Gallery and all Japanese import and export duties. The program will fully cover the cost of retuning the art to Japan and all U.S. import and export duties.
In the first round of screening, five candidates will be selected by the sponsors of the program. In the second round of judging, a panel of judges will join in and vote to select the winner from among the five.
We do not provide materials, but the $1000 stipend can be used for this purpose.