British Council: Ise City Residency Programme 

Following more than 600 submissions; Director Nicole Vivien Watson was one of six UK-based artists invited to take part in a cultural and artistic research residency at Ise City, Japan.

The residency provided a unique look into the beauty of Japanese culture and traditions—including exclusive access to one of the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan, which is not normally open to the public. This residency was part of the British Council’s UK in Japan 2019-20 programme and is a joint initiative between the British Council and the British Embassy Tokyo, in collaboration with the Department of Industry and Tourism Ise City.