Having lived in Tokyo, Japan myself for a few years, I just know how brilliant this can be for one’s character, measure of patience and art career.
The artistic sensibilities of the Japanese art & design world is amazing. And amazing in various ways… whether that is the manga art world, the contemporary art scene, the commercial design world, or the world of Japanese traditions ranging from Zen, silk painting, weaving, Raku or other pottery.
In Japan they take their various forms of craft seriously!!
Therefore, I’m sharing an opportunity for fine artist and artisans below. While the actual studio space does not seem to be the ‘most spectacular’, there are lots of interesting art museums etc not too far away. Actually, just being in Japan is great. You are free to roam around there, and just participating in a community with other international artists and local Japanese will be an enriching experience…. (… like .. I can now slurp my noodle soup like locals..)
Call for Artist in Residence Program
Arcus Project 2009
Deadline: March 31st, 2009
The Artist-in-residence program of ARCUS Project which aims to support the artistic activities of emerging artists was launched in 1995 by Ibaraki Prefecture Government as its main organizer. In its 14 years history, ARCUS has invited 71 artists from 24 countries / 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 international art scene.
For the residency program in 2009, ARCUS calls the artist who can think radically, experiment innovative ideas, and work with progressive modes of expression.
Period of Residency:
Late August through December 09
3 month minimum, 4 month maximum
Transportation fee fro travel to Japan
Allowance of $2500. CDN per month
Studio Office Support
There are three steps in application process:
1) Sending general information and essays online
2) Uploading JPEG image(s)
3) Mailing application materials.
Download the Program Outline and Application Guidelines available from:
Before you start preparing application,
read carefully through these documents.
This way you have a much better chance of getting accepted.