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Tokyo Project Study 2: The journey towards Münster 2027

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It’s no exaggeration to say that the Skulptur Projekte Münster has had a strong influence on art festivals and projects in Japan. Held every ten years since 1977, this public art extravaganza will take place again in nine years’ time. Ima theater has begun preparations towards its goal of being invited to the sixth Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2027.
Together with various guests involved in the internationally-renowned art festivals of Münster, the Venice Biennale and documenta, Ima theater will design a project appropriate for Münster 2027. It will do this by tracing the history of art and performance before Münster, and the changes in art and performance since the festival began.
This also entails tracing the history of/changes in the places and spaces for art and performance. Under the Study program, Ima theater will be carrying out trial performances and experiments for its project in Tokyo to begin with.


Shinya Satoh (Project Planning), Ima theater [Saori Azuma, Miho Inatsugu, Aki Miyatake, Tomo Yamazaki]
Study Manager: Yuri Sakamoto (Program officer, Arts Council Tokyo / Vice-principal, School of Thought, Skill, and Dialogue)

Target participants

– People interested in various art festivals and projects (not just those in Japan).
– People with a sense of humor who want to explore the creative process
– People with big dreams.

Participation fee

General 30,000 yen, students 20,000 yen
*Does not include transportation expenses for fieldwork and other activities.


About 10 persons

Scheduled dates of activities

Dates of activities for first Tokyo Project Study
Friday, September 14 19:00-22:00

Regular meeting
Monday, September 17, Sunday, October 21, Friday, November 23, Saturday, December 22 2018, Saturday, January 19 2019

Sunday, February 24 2019

Additional information
We plan to implement research and fieldwork roughly once a month during September, October and November.
*We may increase the number of activity dates according to the progress of the Study program. Participants to be consulted regarding schedule. Metropolitan locations planned. Transportation costs to be borne by participants.
*Schedule may be subject to change.

– There will be a regular monthly meeting for all project participants.
– The regular meetings will feature guest talks and discussions in line with Study themes.
– We will conduct several research and field work sessions of about 3-4 hours on Ima theater’s creative front lines.
– Trial performances and experiments will be considered according to the progress of the Study program.
– We will use ROOM 302 as an activity base from which to share research materials and progress updates with participants.
– Project participants can conduct independent activities here during ROOM 302 opening hours.

How to apply

Please use the application form here.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Selection schedule
Saturday, August 4, 2018 13:00 – 15:00: Briefing
(Please see here for details and how to apply)
Wednesday, August 29 2018: Interview
Monday, September 3 2018: Notification of results


Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)


Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302 (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo [3331 Arts Chiyoda]) and others


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