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ARCUS Project

Japan / Moriya City Ibaraki Prefecture
Established 1994

  • ARCUS Project's Studio
  • ARCUS Project's Lecture
  • ARCUS Project's Square
  • ARCUS Project's Event
  • ARCUS Project's Exhibition
ARCUS Project aims to support promising artists who engage in creative activities across the world, and also, to promote the Ibaraki area through art. By collaborating with emerging artists, curators, and prospective art managers, ARCUS Project connects the Ibaraki area with art, and encourages residents of the city of Moriya to voluntarily participate in various art projects.

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.