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Call for TURN Fes 4 Supporters

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Call for TURN Fes 4 Supporters!

TURN Fes 4 will be held over the course of three days at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19. Taking place for the 4th year, TURN Fes is an annual gathering of TURN initiatives from all over Japan. Interactions that evolved from the “TURN Interactive Program” (* 1) and activities opened to the community under “TURN LAND” (* 2) will be presented in a variety of forms.
This three-day event offers visitors the chance to have an immersive experience of TURN: in addition to an exhibition of works at the venue, visitors can enjoy performances, interactive original programs, workshops and talks in their own way.
TURN Fes supporters are the ones responsible for creating an environment like this where visitors can relax and be themselves.

*1 TURN Interactive Program
This collaborative program brings about encounters between artists, welfare facilities and communities of people requiring social support, who go on to build relationships with each other. The program also involves artist-conducted research aimed at exploring the hidden issues in society and everyday life.

In this program welfare facilities and different communities organize participatory events together with artists. We create places to practise TURN on a daily basis, by giving the conventional functions of various spaces the added role of an open cultural facility where local residents can gather.

What TURN Fes supporters do?
Supporters play the role of hosts to helps attendees enjoy the Fes.
In a venue visited by a variety of people including those who require special assistance, they will act as guides to help visitors find ways to enjoy TURN Fes.
Prior to the Fes, we will be holding an orientation for supporters to get to know each other better, and learn about visitor assistance and accessibility.

This supporter role is ideal for:
•People interested in the TURN concept and who share the same views
•People interested in helping orchestrate art projects
•People who want to communicate with artists
•People interested in welfare
•People who want to be more active in society

What sort of people take part?
A wide range of people — company employees and students, homemakers and senior citizens — have taken part.


Description of duties
TURN Fes 4 pre-event preparation and event day operation (set-up/clean up of venue, reception of visitors, venue guidance, helping people who require assistance, operational support for interactive programs, etc.)

Activity date/time
Planned for the afternoon/evening of Thursday, August 16
*Please participate as much as possible
[TURN Fes 4 period]
Friday, August 17 (1)9:00-14:00 (2)13:00-18:00
Saturday, August 18 (1)9:00-14:00 (2)13:00-18:00
Sunday, August 19 (1)9:00-14:00 (2)13:00-18:00

*Supporters must be able to volunteer for at least two of the above shifts.
*In addition to the above, some supporters may be recruited to help with set-up and breakdown before and after the exhibition period.
*Please note that activity times may change.

Activity base
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)

Number of supporters

About 100


•Volunteers must be above high school age (parental consent is required for under 18s or current high school students)
•Volunteers must be able to communicate in Japanese.
•Volunteers should have Internet connection and be able to use e-mail
•Remuneration: None (Travel expenses will not be reimbursed)
*The organizers will cover the costs of volunteer insurance.
•Volunteers should consent to being photographed or filmed for recording and publicity purposes.
•Volunteers must be able to participate in the orientation

Date/time: Saturday, July 28 or Sunday July 29 from 10:00–12:00 *Whichever is convenient.
Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302

How to apply

Use this form to register.
Even if you have participated in the TURN Fes before as supporters, you need to re-apply.

Sunday, July 15
*We will notify all applicants whether or not they can participate and let them know the schedule by Friday, July 20.
*Applicants will not be screened, but if more people apply than are needed, priority will be given to those who can participate the most number of days.

Information Session for Supporters

If you’re uncertain whether to apply, please attend the information session we are holding for people who want to know more about the activities of TURN and its supporters.

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 13:00 / 15:00 / 17:00
3331 Arts Chiyoda 308
*Please attend a time slot convenient for you. After a talk by staff, there will be individual consultation time, and participants can peruse TURN-related material.
*Advance registration required. Please contact the enquiries desk below detailing your name, e-mail address and preferred time slot.
*This program will be conducted in Japanese.


Nonprofit organization Art’s Embrace
TEL: 03-3824-9039 (Weekdays, 10:00-17:15)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Nonprofit organization Art's Embrace, Tokyo University of the Arts