What we do

Artist Collective Fuchu [ACF]

The suburban residential area of Fuchu City is an area that attracts many people who engage in diverse artistic expression as part of everyday life, such as creation and citizen-led initiatives. Artist Collective Fuchu is a project in which participants of diverse occupations and ages communicate their thoughts and feelings to each other in their activities. The aim of the project is to make Fuchu a free and animated place enabling everyone to express themselves and to respect each other’s differences through contact with different perspectives.


Fuchu City


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Artist Collective Fuchu [ACF] (NPO)

Events Information

Raccolta – Creative Material Lab

This program provides a framework for utilizing unwanted parts and fittings provided by local businesses as materials for creative expression. Through artists’ workshops, children and adults engage in creative activities inspired by these materials. The project focuses not only on environmentally conscious recycling, but also on the opportunity to see familiar things from a different perspective. This is a learning project for gaining a new way of looking at things through the perspective of the artist.
*As a project forming part of Fuchu City’s citizens’ proposal-led collaborative project initiative for 2021-2022, we are collaborating with the City Hall’s Cultural Lifelong Learning Division.


This is a research program that generates new learning from interviews with various practitioners, in order to help people find their own unique expressions and ideas from daily life. In order to reinforce the initiatives of the new project Raccolta – Creative Material Lab, we asked experts how to handle unwanted commercial parts and fittings (industrial waste etc.).

null: free places and arty ideas

The null project is concerned with creating an autonomous cultural and artistic community where different values intermingle. The aim is for people involved in the project to build a foundation based on individual voluntary activity and mutual respect for each other’s activities.
With“null null konekuto” (‘deeply connecting’)as its watchword, organizers aim to expand and spread art-centric, diverse and deep-seated networks between people, between people and places, and between people and ideas.
The program tours around places and areas where ACF has held events and exhibitions; participants are asked to bring something related to a theme, and build on mutual interaction and exchange, discovering common ground with/aspects of each other they didn’t know before, talking about what they think, and what they’re interested in.

Media programs

Based on a network cultivated through activities thus far, the collective creates media channels through which to introduce artists and creative activities in Fuchu City. The belief is that connecting and reconnecting people through media-based programs will not only communicate ACF’s activities but provide a platform for finding human resources to get involved in the Community Salon.

Artist Collective Fuchu presents “Sound Cruise”
ACF brings radio program “Artist Collective Fuchu presents “Oto no fune”” to Radio Fuchues 87.4MHz, a community radio station centering around the Fuchu area. The show introduces guest artists living in Fuchu and the surrounding area, as well as people engaged in projects the collective wants to see brought to Fuchu in future. Guests’ talks concentrate on the topic of creation, Fuchu-related topics, etc.

Every first Tuesday from April 2020 through March 2021, 22:00 – 22.30
*Dates and times are subject to change. Updates on changes and cancellation will be posted on ACF’s Facebook page.
talk 19 (April 6): Ai Mabuchi (Film Festival Staff)
talk 20/21 (May 4/June 1): Natsumi Morimoto (baz tool&plants Owner) & Kaori Kato (Pastry Chef)
talk 22/24 (July 6/September 7): Atsuko Nakamichi (Flamenco dancer) & Kaito Kitamura (Flamenco guitarist, cameraman)
talk 23 (August 3): Aki Sakamaki (Representative of PEACE for moms)
talk 25 (October 5): Ayako Miyauchi (Representative of Glücklich, Eastern European Goods Shop)
talk 26 (November 2): Yunsoni Hiraoka Kanako (President of Tontonpa)
talk 27 (December 7): Keiji Motoyasu (Picture Book Writer)
talk 28 (January 4): Maaya Miki (Artist), Kaori Miyayama (Artist, Team Leader of ACF Raccolta-Creative Materials Lab)
talk 29 (February 1): Yasuhiko Yamaura, Shoko Sato (ACF null Team Member), Kaoru Kato (Pastry Chef)
talk 30 (March 1): Daisuke Kiyota (Photographer, Manager of Kiyota Studio)

[How to listen to the show]
You can listen to past broadcasts.
– Artist Collective Fuchu [ACF] Official YouTube Channel

Kawara-ban “Kami hikoki” (Newspaper “Paper airplane”)
Under the theme “People, Fuchu, Art”, we aim to find interesting things and people in Fuchu and rediscover the charm of the region.
2nd edition (published November 2021)
3rd edition (published March 2022)

Publication of booklet introducing project activities “What form does your life take?”
As a medium for generating ACF activities and encounters with new people, organizers have published a booklet including the history of ACF activities, and introductions to participants.
“What form does your life take?” (Published May 2021)

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