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ARCUS Project 2012 IBARAKI – Artists in Residence

ARCUS Studio is pleased to inform you that the call for the artists-in-residence program of ARCUS Project 2012 IBARAKI has been opened! Research projects can now be submitted from all interested artists.

The program is open for emerging artist worldwide, engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.

The 2012 artists-in-residence program is scheduled for end of August through November 2012.

ARCUS Studio Calling for Contemporary Visual Arts Research Projects

The artist-in-residence program of ARCUS Project which aims to support the artistic activities of emerging artists was launched in 1994 by Ibaraki Prefectural Government as its main organizer.

In its 18 years history, ARCUS Project has invited 82 artists from 26 countries / regions, and supported their artistic projects and researches during the residence. A number of previous residency artists are now known as cutting-edge artists in international art scene.

Since the year 2010, ARCUS Project artist-in-residence program has focused more on the “process” of activities. Therefore, ARCUS Studio is looking for a project which does not regard final presentation as a goal, but tries to conduct a site-specific research / project within a certain period of time. It is also expected that the research / project is open to the local community for sharing the process and collaboration. The proposed projects are supposed to be temporary works with which the applied area can be returned to its original state.

Since this program is aimed at promoting international exchanges, applicants should possess national of a country other than Japan.

Not more than one artist will be selected from one country / region.

For further info and application form, please visit the official website, linked below.