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This page introduces columns and interviews about art and culture from various viewpoints by Arts Council Board members, professionals in the field, etc.

2018/03/16

Arts Pro Bono: A New Concept to Meet New Needs (2)
Spreading the Arts Pro Bono Model

Akiyoshi Watae

In my previous column, “The Potential for Arts Pro Bono: Will it Lead to Innovat...

2017/12/06

Arts Pro Bono: A New Concept to Meet New Needs
The Potential for Arts Pro Bono: Will it Lead to Innovation in Arts and Culture Organizations?

Akiyoshi Watae

Are you familiar with the term “pro bono”? It comes from the Latin pro bono publ...

2017/03/13

The Appeal of Tokyo’s Culture

Takeo Funabiki

The appeal of Tokyo’s culture lies in its breadth, its openness, and its sheer ...

2017/02/24

Philanthropic Grants in the Run-up to 2020

Masao Katayama

In my previous column, I questioned whether there was sufficient recognition of ...

2016/08/05

On "The Public": From Tokyo

Tadashi Uchino

In my last column, “On ‘The Public’: From Berlin“, I wro...

2016/06/16

On universality and individuality

Iwao Nakatani

The office where I work is on the 21st floor of a high-rise building in Tokyo. Y...

2016/02/12

The Topographic Study of Tokyo

Takeo Funabiki

須弥山も 五岳も富士も 一同に   どつととわらふ 春はきにけり  All at once, Mount Meru, the Five Great Mounta...

2015/12/18

On "The Public": From Berlin

Tadashi Uchino

Having been granted a sabbatical by my employer, I’ve been living in Berli...

2015/10/20

A Fresh Look at the Value of Grants

Masao Katayama

I get the impression that, for some reason, grants are no longer considered to b...