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ARCUS Project 2024 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program

ARCUS Project’s artist-in-residence program provides opportunities for emerging artists in the field of contemporary art to cultivate their artistic creativity and vision.

The program particularly emphasizes research-based practices and presents the initial results of these processes at open studios. A 90 days (30 August — 27 November, 2024) artist-in-residency program in Moriya, Ibaraki, Japan.

The participants receive stipends (567,000 JPY) for living and work expenses. A studio, accommodation, round-trip airfare, and staff support are provided.

Located around an hour from Tokyo, a residency at ARCUS Studio allows participants in the program to come into contact with the contemporary art scene in Japan as well as devote themselves to their creative endeavors in a calm environment while interacting with the local community. Through the support the program offers from its dedicated team of coordinators and regular tutorials with a curator, artists are able to search for and explore approaches in their practices and undertake new challenges in their artistic expression.

The program has a total of one individual/group staying at one time (concurrently with one Japanese artist/group).

The applicant must:

  1. be an artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.
  2. be resident outside Japan and able to enter Japan legally.
  3. not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless it is a PhD program.
  4. have an English-language ability proficient enough to communicate with other artists and staff.

ARCUS Project marks 30 years of supporting artists in the field of contemporary art to cultivate their artistic vision through our residency programs. Since 1994, we invited 122 artists/groups from 37 countries and regions, and our dedication to support their creative expression remains steadfast.

ARCUS Project 2024 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program – Application Fee

The application fee is 3,500 JPY.