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.
September 2–December 10, 2021 (100 days)
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the above schedule is subject to change.
The applicant must:
--- be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.
--- possess a nationality other than Japanese.
--- be resident outside Japan and able to enter Japan legally.
--- not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless it is a PhD 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.
Studio, accommodation, round-trip airfare, living and research expenses