Call For Applications ARCUS Artist-in-Residence Program 2021 (Japan)

ARCUS Project

Applications for the ARCUS Project artist-in-residence program are now open!

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.

From fiscal 2021, there is a fee for applications. The fee helps us continue our work helping different kinds of artists from around the world and providing full and stable support during their residency within the limits of our current manpower and funding. Thank you for your understanding.

Program period:
September 2 through 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.
-not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless it is a PhD program.

Program Provisions:
Studio, accommodation, round-trip airfare, living and research expenses

Application deadline:
May 12, 2021 (23:59:59 UTC+9)

Please read the Program Outline and Application Guidelines carefully before applying.

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