English, Japanese
100 days
Paid by host:

Studio, accommodation, round-trip (economy class) airfare, 630,000 JPY stipend for the 100-day program period.

Paid by artist:

Application fee of 3,000 JPY.

Application guidelines:

Please read the Program Outline and Application Guidelines carefully before applying.


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ARCUS Project 2022 IBARAKI

ARCUS Project 2022 IBARAKI


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.


This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition at the end of the program. Instead they ask the artists to hold Open Studios to interact with the visitors. There will also be opportunities to participate in public presentations at external venues, such as museums and art universities.

Studio Information

One classroom converted into a studio (9 m [W] × 7.5 m [D] × 3.3 m [H], 67.5 m2). The studio has air conditioning and an internet connection.
An artist is required to bring/prepare the specific tools, equipment, computer, and software necessary for his/her artistic activities. Although minimum tools (e.g. drill, screwdriver, hammer, and saw, etc.) are available, studios are not equipped with professional facilities such as a workshop, studio for shooting, or editing room. ARCUS Studio also cannot provide an SLR camera, video camera, tripod, or monitor/projector.

Accommodation Information

Each artist is provided with a furnished studio-style apartment that includes basic electric appliances near ARCUS Studio. The artist’s partner is allowed to accompany him/her. However, the artist is solely responsible for a partner’s expenses as well as safety. Please be aware that accommodation provided by ARCUS Project is only for single occupants.


The residence program takes place in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Moriya City is located at the southern edge of Ibaraki Prefecture, and about 40 km from Tokyo. Access from the local train station to central Tokyo is approximately 35 minutes by express train. It is a town with a population of approximately 60 thousand people.

Contact information

2418 Itatoi
Moriya, Ibaraki