ARCUS Project 2022 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program

ARCUS Project 2022 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program

A 100-day-long residency program for an emerging artist in contemporary art in Tokyo

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.

The residency takes place between 30 August - 7 December 2022 for the total of 100 days.


Please download the Application Guidelines from ARCUS Project website and follow the procedure. You will receive an automated confirmation email and the URL for the application page.

There are three steps in the online application process:

  1. Upload and send personal information, statement, and proposal.
  2. Upload JPEG images of your artworks and PDFs of your CV according to the instructions on the application page. If you wish to provide information on video/sound works, download the optional video description form from our website and fill out the required information. Then upload it as a PDF.
  3. Pay the 3,000 JPY application fee using the credit card or PayPal link in the automated confirmation email.

Please be sure to complete payment of the application fee by the deadline. Failure to do so will mean your application is void and not accepted for screening, even if you have submitted the application materials. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

Application Materials

  1. Statement (English only): Briefly describe your main concerns and/or focus in your activities as an artist. (max. 200 words).
  2.  Proposal (English only): What kind of research/project/work would you like to conduct, and how will you realize it? (max. 400 words)
  3. Images and description of artworks (max. 5)
  4. CV (max. 3 pages)
  5. Video description (optional; max. 3 works; max. 15 minutes in total) If you wish to include video works with your application, please upload the files to a video hosting website such as YouTube and Vimeo, and then include the link(s) in your application.

Applications that do not use the designated sizes, formats, or procedures will not be accepted for screening. An applicant cannot submit more than one application. For group applications, please apply only once in the name of one representative. Please include the names of all members of the group in the statement box.

The deadline for application is 13 May 2022 at 23:59:59 UTC+9. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Please visit ARCUS Project's website for more details and contact via their online form in case of questions.

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