Deadline: 27 April 2018
Call for entries

Arcus Project 2018 Artist In Residence Program

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. In its 24 years history, ARCUS Project has invited 100 artists including pairs from 33 countries/regions, and supported their artistic projects and researches during the residence. A number of previous resident artists are now known as cutting-edge artists in the international art scene.
ARCUS Project Artist-in-Residence Program has focused on the “process” of activities. Therefore, we 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. Since our program is aimed at promoting international exchanges, applicants should possess nationality of count ry other than Japan. Not more than one artist will be selected from one country/region.


Program Name
ARCUS Project 2018 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program

Period of Program
The middle of August through the middle of December, 2018 (110 days)
*The detailed schedule is informed after it is fixed.
**Program period includes official programs, which are indicated in section IV.

The Number of Artists
3 Artists/Groups

ARCUS Project Administration Committee
(Ibaraki Prefectural Government, Moriya City, Ibaraki International Association)



The Applicant must:
— be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.
— be born on or after January 1, 1978.
— have nationality of country other than Japan.
— have legal permission to enter Japan.
– — not be enrolled in educational institution during the program period. *EXCEPTION: those who are in Ph.D. program are eligible.
— be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his/her own.
— have enough English skill to communicate with other artists and studio staff.

*A group can also apply for the residency. However, all the program provisions (transportation fee, allowance, apartment, insurance, etc. ) are not provided per person, but per group only.


Studio, Accommodation, Round-trip flight ticket, Living expenses, Research expenses, and Health insurance

Please read carefully Program Outline and Application Guideline before applying.

Program Outline

Application Guideline
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