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Call for TURN Fes Supporters & Information Session

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TURN Fes will be held over the course of three days at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from March 4 – 6. TURN Fes is a place where artists from various backgrounds converge and share new experiences. It is a space where the creativity within us all can be discovered, where people can come together and affirm each other. TURN Fes supporters are the ones who lay the groundwork for this event.

What do TURN Fes supporters do?
Supporters lend a helping hand so that attendees can enjoy the Fes over the course of the event. They help set up a variety of programs for the enjoyment of participants of many different backgrounds, including those who require special assistance. Supporters also help prepare spaces people can use to freely interact with the works, take part in workshops, converse with others, or just lie around. We’re looking for supporters who have the kind of consideration it takes to create this type of relaxed environment!
Prior to the Fes, we will be holding an orientation for supporters to get to know each other better and learn how to assist attendees. After the Fes, we also plan on distributing information on future TURN events to anyone interested.

*TURN will be featured as one of the Leading Projects for the city of Tokyo in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ “Cultural Programme.”

*Stay tuned for more details on the TURN Fes, to be posted on this website on Tuesday, January 26.

This volunteer role is ideal for:

  • People interested in the TURN concept and who share the same views
  • People interested in helping orchestrate art projects
  • People who want to help set up exhibits
  • People interested in welfare
  • People who want to be more active in society

Information Session

A Q & A session about the TURN Fes, and the duties of TURN Fes supporters.
3331 Arts Chiyoda, Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302
(6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Maximum Number of Participants
50 people (advanced applicants will be given priority)
Registration Method
You may register for the information session by sending an email to with “Participate in the Supporter Information Session” in the subject line, and the following information in the body of the email: (1) Your name, (2) Your contact information.

*Participation in the information session is not required to volunteer.
*Any personal information collected will be handled in an appropriate manner, and will only be used for the TURN Fes operations and communication from the organizer.


Description of Duties
Assistance running the TURN Fes on the days of the event (reception, operation of interactive works, guidance, etc.)
Activity period
Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6
Activity hours
9:00-18:00 (shift duty)
Activity base
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
(8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)


  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old (high school students not permitted).
  • Volunteers must be able to participate in the orientation on Saturday, February 20, from 10:00–12:00.
  • Remuneration: None (Travel expenses will not be reimbursed)
  • The organizers will cover the costs of volunteer insurance.
  • Supporters must be able to volunteer for at least two of the below shifts.
    Friday, March 4 (1)9:00-14:00, (2)13:00-18:00
    Saturday, March 5 (3)9:00-14:00, (4)13:00-18:00
    Sunday, March 6 (5)9:00-14:00, (6)13:00-18:00

How to apply

Use this form to register.

We will notify all applicants whether or not they can participate and let them know the schedule by Friday, February 12 Wednesday, Februrary 17.

*The application deadline has been extended!
*We will notify applicants who applied by Monday, February 8 whether or not they can participate and let them know the schedule by Friday, February 12, and we will notify applicants who applied after then whether or not they can participate and let them know the schedule by Friday, February 19.

*If you are unable to attend orientation, please let us know in the Questions section on the application form.
*Applicants will not be screened, but if more people apply than are needed, priority will be given to those who can participate the most number of days.


Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

Venue for Information Session

3331 Arts Chiyoda, Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302 (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Cooperated by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)