TERAKKO are the volunteer staff of TERATOTERA, art projects closely connected with the area between the Koenji and Kokubunji stations on Tokyo’s JR Chuo Line. Since 2010, TERATOTERA has held a variety of events in these communities with the aim of creating a local art movement. TERAKKO volunteers are at the core of planning and operation for these local events, which include art exhibitions, talks, live performances, and more.
TERATOTERA is looking for TERAKKO volunteers to support its biggest event of the year, the TERATOTERA Festival.
This art event features art exhibitions, screenings, live music, stage performances and more in the area around Mitaka Station between Friday, November 10th and Sunday 12th.
TERAKKO duties range from assistance with the production, unpacking/packing and installation/deinstallation of artworks to on-site supervision/monitoring and visitor guidance on event days. Volunteers available for only one day are also very welcome.
For people aspiring to work in the field of art, this is an ideal opportunity to learn about art management through practical experience. TERAKKO volunteers range in age from their teens to their 60s, and come from a variety of backgrounds.
If you’d like to become more involved in your own community and learn more about the arts, TERATOTERA could be the first step. Come to the briefing and find out more about the artworks and volunteer activities. We hope to see you there!
*No knowledge of art or project management experience necessary
Assistance with the production, unpacking/packing and installation/deinstallation of artworks, event visitor guidance and venue organization.
Dates and times
Wednesday, November 8 —Sunday 12, 2017 10:00 – 20:00 (scheduled)
*Duties on November 8 and 9 will mainly involve unpacking and installation.
Around JR Mitaka Station
[TERATOTERA Festival event outline]
The theme for this year’s TERATOTERA Festival is “neo-political”. Artists were requested to involve the audience in their works in some form or other.
Politics is something that everyone in a society should be involved in, and the issues belong to all of us. Over the course of this three-day festival, we would like to share with visitors the resulting art with a “neo-political” twist, and give each of them a chance to think.
Schedule: Friday, November 10 — Sunday 12, 2017 11:00 — 19:00
Venue: Facilities and vacant shops around the North exit of Mitaka Station (all venues are within 5 minutes’ walk from Mitaka Station).
For more information about TERATOTERA Festival 2017, please see here.
Please send an e-mail with the subject title “TERRAKO Application” to email@example.com, stating the following information, after which you will be contacted by e-mail:
2. Postal code
4. Telephone number
5. E-mail address
6. Availability (i.e. Saturday, November 10 10:00 – 19:00)
7. Whether you will attend the volunteer briefing or not
Date / Time: Friday, November 3 2017, 13:30 – 14:30
Venue: Meeting room 2, Gotenyama Community Center 2F
(1-5-11 Gotenyama, Musashino City, Tokyo)
TERATOTERA office (Ms. Ikeda)