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24 Dec 2021

Japan | ARCUS Research residency

ARCUS Research is a new residency program, starting in June 2022, based at ARCUS residency centre in Japan. This is a self-funded program that offers an uninterrupted time and contemplative environment for creative experimentation, in-depth fieldwork, and research for practitioners and professionals in art and other cultural fields, including artists, curators, researchers, university educators, doctoral candidates, or writers.

The program provides participants from around the world with valuable time and space to reflect, unwind, and nurture the creative process.

Located around an hour from Tokyo and a half hour from Tsukuba City, known for hosting one of the largest accumulations of science and technology institutes in the world, ARCUS Research allows participants to come into contact with the contemporary art scene and leading research institutions, as well as devote themselves to their creative endeavors in a calm environment.

Duration of residency

One-month residency: 1 or 2 participants for each period

  • Friday, June 10‒Saturday, July 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 12‒Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Two-month residency: 1 or 2 participants

  • Friday, June 10‒Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Each participant is provided with a furnished studio-style apartment that includes basic electric appliances. The apartment is designed for a single occupant.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

The participant is required to bring/prepare the specific tools, equipment, computer, and software necessary for their artistic activities. 

NOTE: this is a self-funded residency. One-month residency fees: JPY250,000 Two-month residency: JPY500,000 (tax included).  The fee includes studio space, accommodation, and basic consultation and orientation at the beginning of the residency program. A bicycle is provided. The participants are required to cover transportation, meals, insurance (accident, health, liability, etc.), work expenses, and other living expenses during their stay.

Application deadline: 24 December 2021