Japan | ARCUS Artist-in-Residence | Open Call


Call for applications for ARCUS Project 2012 IBARAKI ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME, Japan. Open to emerging contemporary and visual artists, interested in process-based, community collaborative work.

The 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. In its 18-year history, ARCUS Project has invited more than 82 artists from 26 countries and regions, and supported their artistic projects and researches during the residence. A number of previous residency artists are now known as cutting- edge artists in the international art scene.

Since 2010, ARCUS Project artist-in-residence program has focused more on the “process” of activities. Therefore, the goal of the project not the final presentation, but rather to conduct a site-specific research or project within a certain period of time. It is also expected that the research or project is open to the local community for collaboration. The proposed projects are supposed to be temporary works in which the applied area can be returned to its original state. Since the program is aimed at promoting international exchanges, applicants should be native to a country other than Japan. Not more than one artist will be selected from one country or region.

The Applicant should:

— Be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields
— Be native to a 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 sufficient English skills to communicate with other artists, coordinators and curator.
— Not be enrolled in any educational institution (undergraduate, graduate school etc.) during the residency period

3 month residency period (End of August through November, 2012)

Application Deadline is April 30, 2012.

Both online and postal applications should be submitted by this date. For postal application, the material postmarked April 30 is NOT valid.

See website for full guidelines and online application form.

Read the feedback of 2011 ARCUS residency artists.

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