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ARCUS Project 2022 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program




Presentation(exhibition, performance, and open studio)Available

Grants and subsidies for travel expensesAvailable

Grants and other financial supports/ Support by coordinators and art professionalsAvailable

Art genresVisual arts/ Fine arts



ARCUS Project

Application period Mar. 25, 2022 (Fri.) - May. 13, 2022 (Fri.)
Description 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. 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 particularly emphasizes research-based practices and presents the initial results of these processes at open studios. It welcomes ideas for artworks and projects that develop out of encounters with people, the land, and culture, and aspire to form critical spaces that are open and international.
Residency location ARCUS Studio
Residency period August 30 through December 7, 2022 (100 days)
The schedule is subject to change.
Qualification --- be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.
--- possess a nationality other than Japanese.
--- be resident outside Japan and able to enter Japan legally.
--- not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless it is a PhD program.
--- be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his/her own.
--- have an English-language ability proficient enough to communicate with other artists and staff.

Applications are accepted from groups. However, all provisions (transportation fee, allowance, accommodation, insurance, etc.) are for one individual only (not per person). These may be shared between the members of a group.
Pay by artists / Support for artists Support for artists
- Studio
- Accommodation
- Transportation costs (round-trip airfare from the international airport nearest his/her home to Narita International Airport or Tokyo International Airport)
- Living expenses (180,000 yen)
- Production costs (450,000 yen)
- Support staff
Selection process --- The expected number of artists/groups to be invited is one artist/group.
--- The screening process will be conducted in two stages by the selection committee. Only those applicants who pass the preliminary screening will proceed to the final selection (scheduled for June 2022).
--- Applicants who pass the preliminary screening will be required to provide additional application materials and a self-introduction video, a copy of passport or identification etc.
--- The final results will be announced and sent to the applicants by email by early July 2022.
Contact For inquiries, please use the contact form on ARCUS Project website:
Please be aware that we cannot respond to inquiries received after the application period has finished.

ARCUS Studio
Open: Tuesday–Saturday
Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and national holidays. Closed on Tuesday if Monday is
a national holiday. We will respond to inquiries received during the spring holiday period (May 1–5) from May 6.)
How to apply