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About Arika

Arika is a political arts organisation concerned with supporting connections between artistic production and social change. We have been creating events since 2001.

Arika is a Japanese word, which a friend of ours 1 thought could give a name to our activities.  We have heard many translations of it – ‘a secret hiding place’, ‘the location of all things’.  But the one we like the best is – ‘a place where maybe you might find the thing you desire 2

  1. The musician Keiji Haino
  2. This translation was given to us by the musician Taku Unami.