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Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project: Right now, can art rejuvenate the city? [Calling for all video artists!]

  • Visual Art / Media Art ,
  • Art Project ,
  • Exhibition / Screening ,
  • Others

Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee has decided to develop a Spin-off Project that will differ from the usual Roppongi Art Night, with the hopes of using the power of art to inject an energy of revitalization into the city, even in these times of the pandemic.
The theme of the event is “Can art energize the town today? Roppongi Art Night Digital “RAN TV” is a platform that runs parallel to the real event in the digital world.
This call to artists is for two categories of work: video artworks that will be included in Roppongi Art Night Digital [RAN TV], and an animated title that will become the face of the digital platform.

Please submit video artworks that can bring energy to the city and its people. Works must not have not been exhibited or published previously. We are looking for uplifting and enjoyable video projects such as narrative works, image-based works, and musical, drama, and dance performances. We are also seeking an animated title for the new platform Roppongi Art Night Digital [RAN TV] (details below). All artworks will be broadcast through venues such as YouTube and screened on monitors.

*The contents are subject to change due to various reasons.

Application Details

  1. Video Artworks
    Narrative works, image-based works, music, drama, dance performances
    Over 3 minutes, under 60 minutes.
  2. Roppongi Art Night Digital “RAN TV” Moving Title
    Video artwork incorporating the text ‘RAN TV’ which will be widely used in the digital implementation of Roppongi Art Night’s RAN TV
    (Think of it as agreeing with the moving logo, title animation, and jingle.)
    We request three lengths: 15, 30, and 60 seconds. (If it is too difficult to provide three variations, then one or two variations is acceptable)

Honorarium (compensation for data)

After the Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project is completed (scheduled for the end of March 2021), the selected artwork will receive a flat fee of 100,000 yen (including tax) as an honorarium.

Artworks that do not qualify

– Works that advertise or advocate for religious or political causes
– Works that advertise or solicit on behalf of a particular charity
– Works that advertise, market, or advocate for a particular organization, business, or product

Eligible Participants

Artists, creatives, and staff working in the expressive fields of art, video, music, drama, dance, etc. Individuals and groups are both eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants (both (1) and (2)) should fill out the application form and send it to us. Please send your video work via YouTube as follows.

*Applications cannot be submitted by postal service or in-person
*Set your YouTube privacy settings (public settings) to “Unlisted”.
**Be sure to make it private to everyone except the judges.
*Provide the URL to link to the video in the application form.
If you are planning to create a video work, please submit a storyboard or proposal.。

Application Deadline
Sunday, January 24 2021

Handling of Personal Information
Personal information acquired via the application process will be managed by the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee and will not be used for any other purpose.

Data delivery of selected works

A common title data will be sent to the selected applicants, so please add it to the head of the work and deliver the data.
The data format should be as follows:
Video format: QuickTime format (.mov) and MP4 format (.mp4)
Codec: QuickTime format / AppleProRes MP4 format / H264
Resolution (Aspect Ratio): 1080p (16:9)
Frame Rate: Any. Recommended 29.976fps
Target Bit Rate (Mbps): Must be between 10M bps and 100M bps.

For the selected works, please send the video data to the Open Call Office as soon as possible after the acceptance.
Please note that we will not return the video data sent to us.

Publication of Works

Selected video works will be shown on the YouTube channel Roppongi Art Night Digital “RAN TV”.
Some works will also be screened in the Roppongi area using monitors and projectors.
Some of the works will be screened in the Roppongi area using monitors and projectors, and the common titles may be removed.
Please note that there is a possibility that the films will continue to be shown after the Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project is over.

Acceptance Numbers

Pending – Currently planning for over 10 artworks.

Selection Considerations

Artworks will be selected based on their compatibility with Roppongi Art Night’s mission statement and this edition’s theme – Right now, can art rejuvenate the city?
Artworks must strictly adhere to the requirement that they have not been exhibited or published previously.

[Mission Statement]
Roppongi Art Night is a feast of art set upon the stage of Roppongi. In this city, where commercial and cultural establishments flourish, we aim to create an extraordinary experience through an assortment of works of not only art, but also music, video, and performance. We propose a new lifestyle where the enjoyment of art becomes part of everyday life. This integration of art and city will elevate Roppongi’s cultural image, serving as a model in community building within the metropolis of Tokyo. The event will continue to grow as an arts festival representing Tokyo.


Members of the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee

Duties of the participants (applicants)

Creating the video artwork and submitting its data
Coordinating and corresponding with individuals affiliated with the video artwork
Providing images for publicity use
Must have secured copyright or usage rights for all materials

Duties of the Executive Committee

Broadcasting the video artworks
Publishing the information for works included in Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project
Issuing honorarium fee


Late December 2020 Applications open (web only)
January 24 2021 Application deadline
Late January Review of applications
*There will be no selection interview
Early February Final selections made
*Applicants will be notified by email from the Open Call Office
February 12 Video artwork data must be received
February 27 Works published

*Published artworks will continue to be available after the conclusion of Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project


Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee Open Call Project Office
PO Box 1, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6108
Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee Open Call Project Coordinator

TEL 03-6406-6799 (Inquiries accepted, 11:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, with the exception of year-end and New Year holidays and other holidays)

*If you have any questions, please email us.

Spin-off Project Venue

Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi Shopping District, other cooperating facilities and public spaces in Roppongi, and Online


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Minato City, Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee [The National Art Center, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Mori Art Museum, Mori Building, Roppongi Shopping District Association]
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs