What we do


With the guidance of Supervisor Katsuhiko Hibino, the art project TURN creates encounters between and artistic expression by diverse people, transcending differences in attributes and background, including disability, age, gender, nationality, and living environment. Through programs undertaken in collaboration with organizations in a variety of fields, TURN aims to create a richer society with relationships that respect the diverse individuality of each and every person as they are. In addition, as well as implementing and publicizing efforts to forge a new diversity in Japan both at home and overseas, we will seek to turn TURN’s ideas, structures, and opportunity into a legacy to pass on to future generations.


Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and various locations throughout Tokyo and elsewhere

Events Information

TURN Interactive Program

This cooperative program provides repeated opportunities for encounters and mutual interaction between artists and social welfare facilities as well as communities of people requiring various forms of social support. Artists in the program also carry out research to explore phenomena not readily apparent in society and daily life.


In this program, social welfare facilities and communities plan participatory programs together with artists. Added to the sites’ original functions is a different role as a cultural facility open to the community where members of the public can gather, creating a setting for the day-to-day implementation of TURN.


In this festival, the activities of diverse artists and partner facilities and communities that carry out the TURN Interactive Program and TURN LAND come together under one roof. Visitors experience TURN close up through displays of creative work, workshops, speaking events, original programs and more.

TURN Meeting

This is a setting for sharing, speaking about and considering the possibilities of TURN. Along with participating artists and relevant members of partner facilities and communities, as well as invited special guests from different fields, we consider TURN from diverse perspectives.


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