The aim of Arts Council Tokyo’s Arts Academy Researcher program is to cultivate individuals with insight into approaches to the promotion and support of artistic and cultural activities through research into such activities.
Under this program, researchers – primarily young people – will be commissioned to carry out studies of artistic and cultural activities such as the Arts Council Tokyo Grant Program. These studies will provide a more profound knowledge of approaches to the support of the arts and culture, while theme-specific research will inform future deliberations on measures to support the arts and culture.
*This program will be conducted in Japanese.
Researchers will be commissioned to conduct studies within the scope of (1) Studies of Grant Programs and (2) Theme-specific Research and will be expected to submit reports on their findings.
Studies of Grant Programs
Theme-specific Research by Researchers
As well as understanding the purpose of this program and being motivated to carry out the requisite tasks, applicants must fulfill all the following criteria.
*The detailed program for the seminars will be planned and implemented on the basis of discussions among the Researchers and Arts Council Tokyo. Researchers will be expected to take an active role in these.
Format Commissioned by the Director, Planning Office, Arts Council Tokyo
Duration of commission Monday, July 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 31, 2018
Honorarium Paid as follows (including withholding tax).
*The sums specified above are inclusive of transport costs, telecommunications costs, and administrative expenses incurred in preparing reports.
*Arts Council Tokyo will separately cover the cost of tickets, participation fees, and document charges required in the course of observing arts activities.
Location Arts Council Tokyo office (Kudan First Place 8F, 4-1-28, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku) and other locations specified by Arts Council Tokyo
Copyright The copyright on reports and other deliverables prepared by Researchers will be held by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture).
How to Apply
Please place the application documents (items 1-6 above) in an envelope marked “Arts Academy Research Fellow Application” in red and post it to the address for applications specified below. Please note that application documents will not be returned. We request your understanding in this matter.
Address for Applications
Planning and Grants Section, Planning Office, Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Kudan First Place 8F, 4-1-28, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073
Friday, May 19 – Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (must arrive no later than this date)
Please note that Arts Council Tokyo will not accept liability for any problems arising from use of the postal system.
*Personal information supplied in this application will be used within the scope required for the selection of applicants, in accordance with the Act on Protection of Personal Information.
First Round (review of documents)
Members of the selection committee will review the application documents submitted (resumé, career history, and report)
Second Round (interview)
Applicants successful in the first round will be interviewed by members of the selection committee
All applicants, whether successful or unsuccessful, will be notified of the outcome of the first round by Friday, June 16, 2017 or thereabouts.
The second round will be conducted by Monday, June 26, 2017 or thereabouts and all those invited for interview, whether ultimately successful or unsuccessful, will be notified of the outcome soon after their interview.
Please note that we are unable to respond to inquiries by telephone, etc. concerning the results of either round of the selection process.
Planning and Grants Section, Planning Office,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture