Spoon & Tamago is proud once again to partner with the Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program. As media sponsor and judge, we’ve supported the program since its inauguration and are excited to be coming back for a 5th year. Open to Japanese artists, this annual program seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue by providing the opportunity for Japanese visual artists to live, work, and exhibit in New York City.

This year’s program is scheduled for July 6 – August 7, 2020. In celebration of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the theme of this year’s program is Budo: Mind, Body, Spirit. From Judo to Kendo, Japanese martial arts (budo) are united in philosophy: budo is not merely a physical practice but a path of self-cultivation built upon values of respect, vigilance, perseverance and grace. A portion of the exhibition proceeds will be donated to the KBI Athletes Fund to support youth involvement in Judo in hopes of encouraging the next generation of Olympians.

The selected Artist-in-Residence will be the featured artist in Ronin Gallery’s summer exhibition. In addition, they will receive up to a one-month stay at Globus Washitsu in central Manhattan, a $1,000 cash stipend, and a round-trip ticket between Tokyo and NYC. During their time in New York, the Artist-in-Residence will have studio space within the dojo and an opportunity to create a site-specific work for Kokushi Budo Institute.

Submissions will be accepted through April 1, 2020. アーテイストの皆様、ご応募お待ちしております!(明細はリンク先の日本語ページでご確認ください)


In light of recent developments related to the outbreak of the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone this summer’s 2020 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program, Budo: Mind, Body, Spirit.

We appreciate everyone’s support for the program over the years and in this uncertain time.