Announcements, Japan

ARCUS Residencies for International Artists

Moriya City, Japan. Deadline: March 21st

Photo: courtesy of ARCUS

The ARCUS Project is inviting international artists to apply for their artist-in-residence program. This program aims to nurture artistic creativity and vision within the field of contemporary art. The residency, located about an hour from Tokyo, allows participants to immerse themselves in Japan's contemporary art scene, interact with the local community, and focus on their creative work in a tranquil environment.

The program provides support through a dedicated team of coordinators and regular tutorials with a curator. This setup offers artists the chance to refine their craft, tackle new artistic challenges, and focuses on research-based practices. The initial outcomes of these practices are to be showcased at open studios. The program fosters concepts for artworks and projects inspired by interactions with locals, the environment, and culture. It aims to create open spaces for international exchange and critical thinking.

The benefits provided by the program include a studio, accommodation, round-trip airfare, living and research expenses amounting to 567,000 JPY (around $3,700), and support from a program director and coordinators. The program runs from August 30th to November 27th, 2024, for a total of 90 days. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

The program can accommodate one artist or group from outside Japan. To be eligible, applicants must be engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields, reside outside Japan and have legal entry into Japan, not be enrolled in an educational institution during the program period (unless it's a PhD program), and possess proficient English language skills for communication with other artists and staff. Learn more about the open call on the ARCUS Project website.