ARCUS Project 2017 IBARAKI AiR

ARCUS Project 2017 IBARAKI AiR

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. ARCUS Project Artist-In-Residence Program has focused more on the “process” of activities. Therefore, they are 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 public 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 our 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.

Each artist is provided with the following support during the program period:

1. 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. Telephone (domestic calls only) is available for share at the Studio Office.
- Artist is required to bring / prepare specific tools, equipment, computer 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, studio for shooting or editing room. ARCUS Studio also cannot provide SLR photograph camera, video camera, tripod and monitor / projector.

2. Accomodation - Each artist will be provided with a furnished studio-type apartment that includes minimum electric appliances near the studio.

3. Equipment - Bicycle and prepaid cell phone.

4. Transportation fee - Artist from overseas: round-trip (discounted economy class) airfare from the international airport nearest his/her home to Narita International Airport is provided.
Artist inside of Japan: round-trip public transportation fee from the nearest station / airport is provided.

5. Allowance - Artist will be provided with 210,000 yen for living and other basic expenses and 450,000 yen for expense related to any kind of his / her artistic activities. Thus 660,000 yen in total for the 110 days program period. The allowance will be confirmed at the time of invitation; includes tax and calculated on per diem basis; will be directly handed to the artist and the amount will be paid in 3 parts on the designated date every month.

6. Insurance -  Artist from overseas 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.

7. Studio Office Support - Studio Office consists of three coordinators and a guest curator. 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.

For further information, please have a look at the program outline. The application deadline is 20th April 2017. Please download the application guidelines and follow the procedure.