ARCUS Project: Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme 2020

Between 2019 and 2020 Cove Park, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW) and Hospitalfield have been collaborating with a number of partners in Japan (AIT, TOKAS and ARCUS Project) to deliver a new residency exchange programme for artists, makers/designers and curators based in Scotland and in Japan. This programme, supported by British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, takes place over two years, marking the British Council’s UK/Japan 2019/2020 Season of Culture and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Cove Park, ESW and Hospitalfield are three of Scotland’s leading residency organisations and production facilities, creating opportunities for both national and international artists to develop new work within supportive and inspiring contexts. The partners we are working with in Japan for the second phase of the project are: TOKAS and ARCUS Project. These organisations share our commitment to enabling research, supporting the development of new work and creating residencies for national and international artists that will enable cultural exchange and lead to new projects, opportunities and partnerships

The residencies taking place over 2019 and 2020 will be awarded following an open call application process. The partner organisations will be involved in the appointment of the participating artists.

Please read the information about both residency contexts carefully to inform your choice and make only one application (applications made to both residencies will not be considered).

Application Deadline 26 August 2019, 5pm

Residency Period 1 February 2020–28 February 2020

Eligibility Scotland-based visual art practitioner with an interest in the ‘curatorial’

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Cost Travel & Research Bursary

Selectors ARCUS Project and Scottish Consortium (Hospitalfield, ESW & Cove Park)

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The project will meet the costs of return flights and transfers from Scotland to Ibaraki

Accommodation and Workspace
The artist will be provided with accommodation, including bathroom and kitchenette (this residency is self-catering). An individual studio will also be provided at ARCUS Studio. The artist will receive technical, practical and research support from staff at ARCUS Project.

The artist will receive a bursary of £1000 which is anticipated to cover food subsistence. There is an additional £500 research bursary to support the costs of internal travel in Japan for research and associated costs based on an itinerary planned with ARCUS Project and Hospitalfield. The successful applicant will be responsible for paying their own tax and national insurance..

Selection Criteria and Application Process
Applicants must be able to commit to a residency on the dates noted and be willing to participate in a sharing event at ARCUS Project during their residency.

Applicants at an ‘emerging’ or ‘mid-level’ in their career are encouraged to apply. However, you should not currently be in full or part-time education. The applications will be assessed on the applicant’s past accomplishments; their reason for applying to the programme; the potential for connecting with the ARCUS Project community; artistic merit of the proposed project and the potential for artistic growth.

Your contact information will be used by the project partners for the purpose of administrating the open call.