ARCUS Project 2017 IBARAKI Artist-In-Residence (Japan)

Artist-In-Residence Program of ARCUS Project which aims to support the artistic activities of emerging artists was launched in 1994 by Ibaraki Prefectural Government as its main organizer. In its 23 years history, ARCUS Project has invited 97 artists from 31 countries / regions, and supported their artistic projects and researches during the residence. A number of previous resident artists are now known as cutting-edge artists in the international art scene.

ARCUS Project Artist-In-Residence Program is focused more on the “process” of activities. Therefore, the organisers are looking for a project which does not regard final presentation as a goal, but tries to conduct a site-specific research / project within a certain period of time. It is also expected that the research / project is open to public for sharing the process and collaboration. The proposed projects are supposed to be temporary works with which the applied area can be returned to its original state. Since the program is aimed at promoting international exchanges, applicants should possess national of a country other than Japan. Not more than one artist will be selected from one country / region.

The Applicant should:
--- be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.
--- have nationality of country other than Japan.
--- have legal permission to enter Japan.
--- be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his / her own.
--- have enough English skill to communicate with other artists and coordinators.
--- not be enrolled in educational institution (undergraduate, graduate school etc.) during the program period.

Among other costs, are covered:

Transportation fee
Artist from overseas: Round-trip (discounted economy class) airfare from the international airport nearest his/her home to Narita International Airport is provided.
Artist inside of Japan: Round-trip public transportation fee from the nearest station / airport is provided.

Artist will be provided with 210,000 yen for living and other basic expenses and 450,000 yen for expense related to any kind of his / her artistic activities.
Thus 660,000 yen in total for the 110 days program period.
The allowance:
--- will be confirmed at the time of invitation.
--- includes tax and calculated on per diem basis.
--- will be directly handed to the artist.
--- will be paid that amount in 3 parts on the designated date every month.

Deadline: 20 April 2017

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