Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will hold a forum “Tokyo Believes in the Power of Art,
”in association with the Tokyo Tokyo Festival* series of cultural events and programs for 2020.The forum opens at Akihabara UDX GALLERY from 17:00 on Wednesday, March 20.
The forum is designed to make more people aware of the aims, future developments and overall picture of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL, as the attention of the world focuses on Tokyo ahead of 2020.
In the first part of the forum, we expound the sentiment behind the tagline “the Future is Art,”and the intentions of our opening statement“Tokyo Believes in the Power of Art,” through discussion with four expert members from Tokyo Council for the Arts’ cultural program promotion committee who were involved in the creative process. Since these four members are also on the selection committee for the Public Call for Project Proposals for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL (the signature program of Tokyo Tokyo Festival), they will also talk about their expectations regarding selection criteria and implementation from their perspective as committee members. In addition, we will present development plans for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL going forward, and an overall picture of the project.
In the second part, we plan for participants to become more familiar with Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL through project introductions by the producers of forthcoming initiatives.
*Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative for the development of diverse cultural projects in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in order to promote Tokyo as a city of artistic and cultural attractions.
Aki Taguchi (Social Contribution Promotion team, Corporate Communications Group,NYK Line / Director, Paralympians Association of Japan (“PAJ”)
Miho Nakai (announcer)
Hiroyuki Fushitani (President, Time Out Tokyo, Inc. / Director, ORIGINAL Inc.)
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (Director, NLI Institute)
Hiroko Kato (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture))
Keiko Hioki (NPO Ikimachi Club)
Hiroyuki Yamanoi (Hachioji City)
*English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available.
*Advance reservation required.
Please reserve using this form.
Monday, March 18 2019, 12:00
*Reservations will close when enrollment limit is reached.
Notes on application
Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Forum administration office
Wednesday, March 20 2019, 17:00 – 18:30 (Doors open at 16:00)
Akihabara UDX GALLERY TYPE S (4-14-1 Sotokanda 4F, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)