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“The town is an art museum for everyone”
Seeking participants for “Skills for…” lecture series

Genre:
  • Art Project ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

We are looking for people to take part in a lecture series for the project “The town is an art museum for everyone.” This lecture series gives participants the opportunity to uncover questions themselves, developing and learning together through acts of creation, expression and transmission.

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has laid bare the social contradictions that we have tried to ignore up until now. Economic disparity that creates inequality of living rights; a social system supported by majority rule; communities monitoring each other and regulation of the self; these elements could be creating a structure of violence. What is needed now is a platform for discussion based on mutual trust, as well as a civic capacity for tolerance towards others from each of us.

In these times, we would like to think about the project “The town is an art museum for everyone.” Together with introspection, the activities of creating and expressing have the power to refresh our perspectives on the environment and history that surrounds us. We could say that “The town is an art museum for everyone” project is a forum for experimentation designed to allow sustained and serious individual thinking, so that each of us can form creative relationships with others in our neighborhood, in our community and in our society.

In these lectures, participants will raise questions and create works themselves, based on what they realize or understand from workshops on physical forms of expression and workshops featuring guests. Though the situation is difficult, participants will attempt to exercise their imagination for various events, things, for other people and also for themselves; they will also attempt thought while they create “artistic expression as a life skill.” When they are able to look back at the world around them with a completely new perspective, and give thought to people they weren’t previously able to encounter despite being in the same neighborhood, this will surely represent the modest start of a “museum,”of a sort previously unimaginable.

The missing word(s) in “Skills for…”is also a question for participants to discover.
Why not join us and get started creating, expressing and transmitting?

Activity period

August 2020 – January 2021 (twice a month, totaling around 12 lectures)
Saturday, August 15 from 13:00
Sunday, August 30 from 13:00
Friday, September 11 from 19:00
Saturday, September 26 from 13:00
Sunday, October 11 from 13:00
Friday, October 23 from 19:00
Sunday, November 8 from 13:00
Friday, November 20 from 19:00
Sunday, December 6 from 13:00
Friday, December 18 from 19:00
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Presentation of results: Tuesday, January 19 – Sunday, January 24
*Schedule subject to change depending on consultation with participants

Outline of activities

Through workshops on physical forms of expression and workshops with artists, participants create works and develop questions based on their individual realizations and feelings. Presentations of the results will take place from January 19 – 24, 2021.
* People who have never engaged in expressive or creative activities before are also welcome.

In consideration of Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety measures, the program includes online activities via Zoom. Please contact us if you have difficulty with online access/participation.

Capacity

Around 15 people

Conditions for participation

Attending workshops and creating artistic works (in any form, whether modeling or sculpture, painting, platform planning and design, dance, music, communication, etc.)

Participation fee

3,000 yen per year (cost of documents/resources, insurance, materials, etc.)

How to apply

Please apply using one of the methods below, and include (1) your name (2) your age (3) your contact details (telephone number and e-mail address), and (4)your reasons for wanting to participate and what you have been interested in recently.
– E-mail: mail@artfullaction.net
– FAX:050-3627-9531
– Post: Artfull Action NPO
Chateau Koganei 2F 6-5-3 Honcho, Koganei City, Tokyo 184-0004
Application form

Deadline for application
Must arrive by Sunday, August 2, 2020
*To be decided by lottery if over-subscribed.

Participating artists

Osamu Jareo
Choreographer, dancer
https://www.jareo-osamu.com/

We will invite other guests going forward.

Contact

Artfull Action NPO
TEL: 050-3627-9531
E-mail: mail@artfullaction.net

Venues

Facilities in Koganei City, online, and others

Credit

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Koganei City, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Artfull Action NPO