ARCUS Research Residency Program 2022


ARCUS Project launches a short-term residency program, ARCUS Research, starting in June 2022. While this new program is separated from the existing artist-in-residence, ARCUS Research is a self-directed program that enables not only artists but also curators, researchers, writers, and practitioners in the cultural field to focus on in-depth research and engage in creative discourses and activities. Located between Tokyo and Mt. Tsukuba, the participants can enjoy the dynamic yet solitary working space without interruption in a supportive environment to nurture and unwind the creative process. Located in an hour from Tokyo and close to Mt. Tsukuba, ARCUS Research provides a calm environment and working space where participants can reflect and unwind the creative process.

The program offers a one or two months residency period from June to August 2022. The application deadline is December 24, 2021. Please read through the application guideline. We look forward to receiving your application.

One-month residency: 1 or 2 participants for each period
Friday, June 10 ーSaturday, July 9, 2022
Tuesday, July 12ーWednesday, August 10, 2022

Two-month residency: 1 or 2 participants
Friday, June 10ーWednesday, August 10, 2022

One-month residency: JPY250,000
Two-month residency: JPY500,000
(tax included)

*The program fee includes studio space, accommodation, and basic consultation and orientation at the beginning of the residency program. A bicycle is provided. Additional support such as interpretation, translation, and coordination for research or a project is available for a fee. Please refer to the program outline.

The applicant must:
-be a practitioner or other professional in a cultural and art-related field, including an
artist, curator, researcher, or writer.
-not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless a PhD
-be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on their own.
-have English-language ability proficient enough to communicate with staff.

Applications must be submitted by email no later than Friday, December 24, 2021, by 23:59:59 (JST)
*Please read the program outline carefully before applying.