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Artists-in-residence program of Arcus Project 2010 Ibaraki

In artist-in-residence program, ARCUS Project invites the artists from all over the world through the public selection. ARCUS promotes each artist’s activities by providing with the studio space and financial support. It also gives the artists the opportunities to interact with the local community.

Through the exhibitions and arts projects, ARCUS aims to be one of the places which produce the cutting-edge arts. A number of emerging artists and curators get together and experiment various projects.

ARCUS also offers the programs which contribute to the vitalization of the local community by connecting the arts and community through workshops, lecture series and volunteer activities.

Target Group

The Applicant should:

  • be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields
  • have nationality of country other than Japan
  • have legal permission to enter Japan
  • be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his / her own
  • have enough English skill to communicate with other artists, director and coordinator
  • not be enrolled in educational institution (undergraduate, graduate school etc.) during the residency period

Only individual applications are accepted. Group application is not permitted.

Number of Scholarships



3 months (Late-September through December, 2010)

Scholarship Value

Each artist is provided with the following support during the residency period.

  • Studio: One classroom converted into studio is provided for each artist. The studio area is 67.5 sq.m. (W:9m x D:7.5m x H:3.3m) and equipped with internet circuit (no computer) and air conditioner. Fax and 2 telephone (domestic calls only) are available for share at the Studio Office.Artist is required to bring / prepare specific tools, equipment, and software necessary for his / her artistic activities. Although minimum tools (ex. drill, screwdriver, hammer, saw etc.) are available, studios are not equipped with professional facilities such as workshop, photographic studio, recording studio or editing room. ARCUS also cannot provide SLR camera, video camera and tripod.
  • Accommodation: Each artist will be provided with a furnished studio-type apartment that includes minimum electric appliances near the studio.
  • Transportation fee:
    • Artist from overseas: Round-trip (discounted economy class) airfare from the airport nearest their home to Narita International Airport is provided.
    • Artist inside of Japan: Round-trip public transportation fee from the nearest station / airport is provided.
  • Allowance: Artist will be provided with 100,000 yen per month for meals, local transportation, and other basic expenses and 100,000 yen per month for expense related to any kind of his / her artistic activities during residency period.
  • Insurance: Artist with foreign nationality will be covered by overseas travel injury insurance (30 million yen in case of death, or up to 2 million yen for medical treatment). Any past illness, chronic disease, and dental treatment are not covered.
  • Studio Office Support: Studio Office consists of director and coordinator. They will coordinate meetings with Japanese arts professionals, informants, and interpreters, assist artist in making arrangement necessary for his / her activities, and also facilitate communication with other artists and the local community.


Please download the detailed Application Guideline from the official website, and follow the procedure.