ARCUS PROJECT Residency Ibaraki, Japan

ARCUS PROJECT Residency 2023 Ibaraki, Japan

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 aspires to form critical spaces that are open and international.

Please read Program Outline and Application Guidelines carefully before applying.

Program period

September 7–December 5, 2024 (90 days)

*The above schedule is subject to change.

Number of Artists

1 artist /group (concurrently with one Japanese artist/group)


The applicant must:

  1. be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.
  2. possess a nationality other than Japanese.
  3. be resident outside Japan and able to enter Japan legally.
  4. not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless it is a PhD program.
  5. be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his/her own.
  6. have an English-language ability proficient enough to communicate with other artists and staff.

Program Provisions

Studio, accommodation, round-trip airfare, living and research expenses, as well as support from a director and coordinators, etc.

*The program provisions are subject to change due to changes in the program outline.

Program Outline [PDF]

– For artists with a nationality other than Japanese, and who are not based in Japan

Application Guidelines [PDF]

Please be sure to read the Application Guidelines carefully before completing the Online Application Form.


CV Form [Word] | CV Form [PDF]


Video Description [Word] | Video Description [PDF]


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 21, 2024 (23:59:59 UTC+9)

Website link: Open Call | ARCUS Project: Residency for Artists, Experiments for Locals, Moriya, Ibaraki (

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