Readdressing norms, pinpointing issues, connecting different fields – by leveraging these characteristics of art, Tokyo Artpoint Project has strived to create better relationships and mechanisms for the wellbeing of individuals in the community, and to lay the groundwork for communities. This year marks 15 years since the project got underway.
We take the time to foster art projects that form an integral part of the everyday life of the community. We put emphasis on the teams and leaders who drive projects, with a view to creating sustainable projects rather than holding one-off events. Tokyo Artpoint Project is a collaboration between Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo, and various NPOs. With day-to-day activities accompanied by program officers from our professional staff, we promote “public” cultural projects through ongoing dialog with NPO members.
Creating relationships between people on a variety of levels and opening the circuit for a life of wellbeing for individuals through art projects – generating small-scale cultural activity in the community in this way presents the opportunity for people who share that sphere to get to know each other, and to create the next project and platform in their own way.
On the other hand, these results are cultivated over time. To get a sense of the changes that occur little by little, and the actual feelings of those who take part in projects in the vicinity, you often need to try keeping a careful eye on activities, and to look at them from a slightly different perspective from existing values in order to understand them. How to communicate the results of an art project is a constant headache.
For this Artpoint Meeting, we look at the sort of things that happen during art projects and how we can ascertain project results. Together with our guests, we craft new language regarding a framework to better foster art project results.
14:00 – 14:15 Opening
14:15 – 14:45 Session 1
“Product or process? Focusing on community art policy of Arts Council of Great Britain in the 1970s”
Speaker: Rune Kobayashi (Lecturer, Professional College of Arts and Tourism)
14:45 – 15:15 Session 2
“The reason art projects launched by residents strike a chord”
Speaker: Ichirota Suzuki (Program Director, Arts Council Shizuoka)
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30 Discussion
Speaker: Rune Kobayashi, Ichirota Suzuki, Shinsuke Ouchi (Arts Council Tokyo)
16:30 – 17:00 Closing/social session
*Program is subject to change.
Free *Sign language support available.
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Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435 (Weekday 10:00 – 18:00)