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Music, shaping our future: Implementation meeting

  • Music ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

Let’s start by listening

What can be achieved with music and art? What needs to be done now?
What is necessary to create wide-ranging added value to regional communities through arts and culture?

This meeting brings together the project heads of cultural institutions and artists who took part in a forum project implemented in four Japanese cities during 2017. They will share their findings regarding the challenges and outcomes in each of their communities, as well as their thoughts on the social possibilities of art, with leading figures from the world of culture and arts throughout Japan.


12:30 Opening
12:40 Interactive discussion 1
“Debriefing by heads of the four institutions”

Speakers discuss the challenges and the outlook for the future as gleaned from the respective forums, as well as the viable elements of what was implemented.
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan meeting room
Moderator: Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (NLI Research Institute)
Speakers: Yuki Ohashi (Kita Kyushu Performing Arts Center), Naoko Kaji (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan), Kaoru Kirita (Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara), Takuro Tazawa (Santomyuze, Ueda Performing Arts & Cultural Center)

15:00 Workshop
This special performance program allows participants a literal experience of the “Let’s start by listening” theme from this collaborative forum project between the four institutions.
(Advance reservation required, roughly 20 person capacity)
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Performers: Ikuyo Nakamichi (pianist), Selenographica (Choreographer & dancer Maho Sumiji, dancer Shuichi Abiru)

16:45 Artist talk
“The future that art brings”

Artists discuss the joys and difficulties of working on a continuous basis in their local communities, and the possibilities that artists can offer their communities.
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Moderator: Takashi Tsumura (Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities)
Speakers: Ikuyo Nakamichi, Senographica, Satoko Yoshimura (organist), Kazumi Misawa (Musashino Art University)

18:15 Interactive discussion 2
“Towards the realization of a future shaped by music”

Given the fact that various initiatives are being implemented in each region with a view to arts and culture becoming a social resource, speakers consider the guidelines going forward from their respective points of view as representatives of a state/government ministry, a national intermediate support organization, and metropolitan Tokyo.
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan meeting room
Speakers: Takashi Tsumura, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Katsunori Miyoshi (Arts Council Tokyo)

19:00 Closing speech
“Music, shaping our future, going forward”

Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan meeting room
Speaker: Ikuyo Nakamichi

19:15 Closing

*Please note details are subject to change.


Artists interested in the diverse musical activities of cultural facilities, employees of cultural facilities, coordinators, workshop leaders, officials from arts and culture organizations, local government and educational bodies, etc.




60 (to be decided by lottery if over-subscribed)

How to apply

Please download the application form (PDF), fill in the necessary details and send by fax (03-3828-1601) to Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

Application deadline
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Participants will be notified of details by Tuesday, February 20.

*Your personal information will only be used in connection with this forum.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
TEL: 03-3828-2111
FAX: 03-3828-1601


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Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Assisted by
Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, Agency for Cultural Affairs