The buds of the Japanese plum trees have begun to flower, and I now certainly feel spring is just around the corner. I hope you are all well.
Today I would like to announce that Art Space Yosuga, which we have been operating for six and a half years since its establishment, is going to withdraw from the artist-in-residence business as of March 31 due to various reasons. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the kind support and cooperation that you all have shown us, and we offer our deepest apologies for our inability to continue our business.
I have been convinced that the Artist-in-Residence business is my dream and is important for sowing happiness in the lives of others, regardless of whether or not it is directly related to art.
However, I was unable to raise the operating rate, and six years have passed without getting out of the red. As a result, a tough decision has been made—to withdraw from the A.I.R business.
From April onwards, you will no longer be able to stay here as part of A.I.R programs, but we plan to develop new businesses while retaining our position as an institution to support artistic activities. We will also keep our name “Art Space Yosuga”.
We look forward to your continued guidance and support.
Thank you in advance.