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ARCUS Project 2023 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence




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. 28, 2023 (Tue.) - May. 12, 2023 (Fri.)
Description ARCUS Project provides opportunities for emerging artists in the field of contemporary art to cultivate their artistic creativity and vision since 1994. We offer 90 days full-funded residency program from September 7th to December 5th. Located around an hour from Tokyo, a residency at ARCUS allows participants in the program to come into contact with the contemporary art scene in Japan.

Through the support the program offers from its dedicated team of coordinators and regular tutorials with a curator, artists can 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 aspires to form critical spaces that are open and international.

Number of Artists:
1 artist/group (concurrently with one Japanese artist/group)

Application Deadline: May 12, 2023 (23:59:59 UTC+9).

Please visit our website for open call details and application guidelines:

For reference, please take a look at 2022 Resident Artists' works and activities:
Residency location ARCUS Studio
Residency period September 7 through December 5, 2023 (90 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 a resident outside Japan and be able to enter Japan legally.
--- not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless it is a
Ph.D. 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.
Pay by artists / Support for artists A private studio, accommodation, staff support, and round-trip airfare (from the international airport nearest his/her home to Narita International Airport) are provided. As living and work expenses, a total of 567,000 JPY is provided for 90 days residency period.
Selection process --- 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 2023).

--- 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 2023.

--- Please be aware that we cannot respond to individual inquiries concerning the selection process.

Contact For inquiries, please email to
Please be aware that we cannot respond to inquiries received after the application period has finished.

ARCUS Studio
Open: Tuesday–Friday
Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and national holidays. Closed on Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday. Any inquiries sent when ARCUS Studio is closed will be answered the next working day. We will respond to inquiries received during the spring holiday period (April 29–May 8) from May 9. Please inquire about questions regarding the application by April 25.