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TERAKKO: TERATOTERA New Volunteer Briefing

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TERATOTERA is a series of art projects closely connected with the area between the Koenji and Kokubunji stations on the JR Chuo Line. Since 2010, TERATOTERA has presented exhibitions, talks, and live performances in these communities with the aim of generating an art movement in the area. Organizers are seeking volunteers and interns nicknamed TERAKKO to help plan and run these events.

Diverse volunteer activities include general PR, artist support and the recording of events. Once a month, TERAKKO get together at a “TERAKKO-ya” meeting to discuss project progress, invite guest artists to talk about their work, etc., with some members venturing into Kichijoji afterwards to eat drink and be merry!
This is a golden opportunity for people who want to work in an art-related field to gain some management know-how through actual experience. Current TERRAKO volunteers range in age from their teens to their sixties, and come from a variety of backgrounds. Working people only available on weekends are also welcome. Diverse individuals collaborate to bring about each project.

If you want to get more involved in your community, or learn more about the arts, TERATOTERA could be a good place to start. Come to the introductory briefing to find out more about this year’s schedule of events and TERAKKO activities.

Volunteer requirements

  • People interested in art management, and art-related community development
  • People interested in the activities of TERATOTERA
  • In principle, people aged 18 or above

*No knowledge of art or project management experience necessary

Outline of activities

  • Regular monthly “TERAKKO-ya” meeting
    *May be held twice a month immediately before events.
  • Project duties involved in the running of TERATOTERA
    -Planning to implementation
    -Artist support (checking and confirming artwork plans, assisting with production etc.)
    -General PR (flyer distribution, press releases, messaging)

New volunteer briefing

Please choose one of these dates below. The contents of the briefing are the same.
*No reservation required

1. Saturday, April 22 2017, 13:00-15:00
Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302
(6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Admission: Free

2. Sunday, May 14 2017, 14:00-15:00
Venue: Meeting room 2, Gotenyama Community Center 2F
(1-5-11 Gotenyama, Musashino City, Tokyo)
Admission: Free

Volunteers are recruited as and when needed, so if you are unable to take part according to the above schedule, please visit the TERATOTERA office website ( for details of the next scheduled “TERAKKO-ya” meeting and to apply.


TEL: 090-4737-4798


April 22
3331 Arts Chiyoda, Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302
May 14
Meeting room 2, Gotenyama Community Center 2F
(1-5-11 Gotenyama, Musashino City, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Ongoing (General Incorporated Association)