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2015/03/31

Announcing the Merger of Arts Council Tokyo and the Tokyo Culture Creation Project

Arts Council Tokyo and the Tokyo Culture Creation Project are merging to form a new Arts Council Tokyo on 1 April 2015.

[The Purpose]
By combining Arts Council Tokyo with the Tokyo Culture Creation Project, We seek to create a more robust infrastructure and environment for the organization that plays a central role in Tokyo’s cultural policy.

[The Outline]

●Programs

  • We implement five programs including grant programs that support artistic and cultural activities as well as creation programs conducted in cooperation with artistic and cultural organizations and arts NPOs.
  • We launch new grant programs.
  • We implement preliminary projects with an eye toward the Tokyo 2020 Games.

●Organizational Structure

  • Projects will be developed strategically under a two-department, four-section structure, including a planning department that carries out support programs and international network programs, and a project promotion department that carries out creation programs.
  • A new task force responsible for Tokyo 2020 cultural strategy will be created to play a leading role in preliminary projects that prepare for the 2020.
  • Staffing and budget will be bolstered to enhance organizational structure and functions.

A full press release is available here

Announcing the Merger of Arts Council Tokyo and the Tokyo Culture Creation Project (PDF)

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