Artist-in-Residence Program of ARCUS Project 2019 IBARAKI (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 25 years of history, ARCUS Project has invited 103 artists including pairs from 33 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 focuses 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. Not more than one artist will be selected from one country/region.

The Applicant must:

--- be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.

--- be born on or after January 1, 1979.

--- have nationality of country other than Japan.

--- have legal permission to enter Japan. --- not be enrolled in educational institution during the program period. *EXCEPTION: those who are in Ph.D. program are eligible.

--- 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 studio staff.

Among other costs, international airfare is covered. 

Deadline: 19 April 2019

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