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Call for TURN Fes 5 Supporters

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Calling for supporters to help create TURN Fes 5 !

The TURN art project generates artistic expression from encounters and interactions between diverse people which transcend differences in background and custom, including disability, age, gender, nationality, and living environment. At TURN Fes, held once a year at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the various Interactive Programs *1 from different regions and communities, and the artists and Interactive Program partner facilities who implement TURN LAND *2 are gathered together under one roof to present each of their activities in a variety of ways. This four-day event offers visitors the chance to have an immersive experience of TURN in their own way, through an exhibition of works at the venue, interactive programs, workshops, talks and tours. TURN Fes supporters are the ones responsible for creating an environment like this where visitors can relax and be themselves. Come discover diverse new encounters and experiences through TURN!

*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.

Description of duties

TURN Fes 5 set-up of venue, reception of visitors, venue guidance, operational support for interactive programs, care and help for people who require assistance, clean up etc.

*We are also seeking TURN supporters to help out with a variety of year-round activities, not just volunteers for TURN Fes 5.

Number of supporters

About 150

Activity schedule

(1)Study meeting

At this meeting we will brief attendees on the project outline and program for TURN Fes 5. Please do your best to attend one of these sessions.
– Friday, July 19 19:00 – 21:00
– Saturday, July 20 14:00 – 16:00
– Sunday, July 21 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: Room 302, Arts Council Tokyo, 3331 Arts Chiyoda (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

(2) Orientation

(Required) Please attend a session convenient for you
– Saturday, August 3 10:00 – 12:30
– Saturday, August 3 14:00 – 16:30
– Sunday, August 4 10:00 – 12:30
– Sunday, August 4 14:00 – 16:30

Venue: Room 302, Arts Council Tokyo, 3331 Arts Chiyoda (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

(3) Fes venue preview

We will give an advance TURN Fes tour for supporters. Please do your best to attend.
Scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, August 15

Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (8-36 Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo)

(4) TURN Fes 5 Period

(Required) You may volunteer for any number of days. Supporters must be able to volunteer for at least one of the shifts below.
– Friday, August 16 8:45 – 21:30
– Saturday, August 17 8:45 – 18:00
– Sunday, August 18 8:45 – 18:00
– Tuesday, August 20 8:45 – 18:00

*The museum is closed on Monday, August 19.
*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.
*The program will be conducted in Japanese.



  • Volunteers must be above high school age (parental consent is required for under 18s or current high school students)
  • Volunteers must 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 should consent to being registered on the mailing list for TURN Fes 5 supporters
  • Volunteers must be able to participate in the orientation

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.
*Any personal information collected will be handled in an appropriate manner and will only be used for communication from the organizer regarding TURN Fes 5.
*We will contact applicants by Wednesday, July 17.
*If more people apply than are needed, priority will be given to those who can take part for the most number of days.

Monday, July 15

Information Session for Supporters

We will hold an information session for people who want to know more about the activities of TURN and its supporters.
Date/time: Sunday, July 7 14:00 – 15:30
*Partial attendance is permitted
Venue: Room 302, Arts Council Tokyo, 3331 Arts Chiyoda (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

*Application required. You can register for the information session by sending an email to and including your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
*Following the briefing by TURN staff, there will be individual consultation time and the opportunity to see materials related to the TURN project.
*The program will be conducted in Japanese.


TURN Administrative Headquarters
TEL: 03-3824-9039(10:00-17:15, excluding weekends and holidays)



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