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Artpoint Meeting #03: Devising art projects in towns

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Using towns as their domain, art projects get close to people’s lives, and present questions through art. Artpoint Meeting events bring together people with an interest in art projects to explore the relationship between society and art, and craft a new “language” for it. The theme for this third event is “Devising art projects in towns”.

The AKITEN project tackles the issue of vacant premises in Hachioji. TERATOTERA sews the seeds of powerful art in areas along the JR Chuo rail line. Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju – Connecting through Sound Art is a project generating a new festival scene in Adachi-ku. This meeting welcomes as its guests three leaders from these projects whose activities are urban-based.
Contemplate the future for towns and art with the people who devise the projects, and take on the challenges in a city whose appearance changes with each area.

*This event will be conducted in Japanese.


14:00-14:15 Opening
Presenter: Tsukasa Mori (Director, Tokyo Artpoint Project)

14:15-14:45 Talk 1 “Can art solve urban issues?”
Guest: Kenichi Oikawa (AKITEN leader / member of Hachioji City council)
Interviewer: Tae Yoshihara (Program officer, Tokyo Artpoint Project)

14:45-15:15 Talk 2 “How to find allies and support in urban communities”
Guest: Takeshi Yoshida (secretary general, Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju — Connecting through Sound Art)
Interviewer: Risei Sato (Program officer, Tokyo Artpoint Project)

15:15-15:45 Talk 3 “Is art necessary in our towns?
Guest: Nozomu Ogawa (Director of TERATOTERA / director of Art Center Ongoing)
Interviewer: Yuri Sakamoto (Program officer, Tokyo Artpoint Project)

15:45-17:00 Floor discussion and social event

*Program is subject to change.


*Advance reservation required.
*Reservations will close when enrollment limit is reached.



What is Tokyo Artpoint Project?

Tokyo Artpoint Project is an initiative which creates myriad “art points” by implementing art projects in partnership with NPOs fulfilling key roles in their local communities. Designed to fit seamlessly into the community’s daily life, the art projects connect areas, people and activities. Our aim is to create and communicate Tokyo’s diverse appeal, while cultivating the NPOs which lead the projects and laying the foundations for these activities.

How to reserve

Please apply using the online form up to one day before the event.
Applications only accepted on the day of the event in the case of spare seats.

*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.


Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL:03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)/080-9081-0171 (on the day of the event)


Musashino Place 4F Forum (2-3-18 Kyonancho, Musashino City, Tokyo)
1-minute walk from South Exit, JR Chuo and Seibu Tamagawa Line Musashi-sakai station


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