What we do

Art program for the children by whom learning opportunity is limited

  • Organization : Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Visual Art / Media Art


This program provides learning opportunities through contemporary art and conversations with artists to children who require social care or have limited learning opportunities due to poverty, disabilities, or other factors. The goal of the program is to encourage children’s creativity while broadening their horizons, as well as to create a society in which all individuals can envision a positive future for themselves. For a variety of reasons, approximately 46,000 children in Japan today either do not have a guardian or have a guardian whose care has been found inappropriate. In addition, the relative poverty rate is rising and approximately three million children, or one in six, now live below the poverty line. The declining academic performance and other disparities faced by children raised in difficult social environments such as these is a growing problem. By cooperating with human rights organizations, non-profits, and other groups with specialized knowledge of these issues, this program aims to expand the learning pathways open to such children, create opportunities for them to interact with adults with diverse knowledge and values, and provide an environment where they can develop the skills to understand their own situation and work toward solutions.


Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
Arts Initiative Tokyo is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 2002 in Tokyo by six art curators and organisers with the goal of providing opportunities to think, learn and discuss about contemporary art and visual culture. AIT collaborates with individuals, corporations, foundations and the government to teach people about the complexity, diversity, surprise and fun of contemporary art. At the same time, it promotes the exchange of cultural ideas through the independent.


Rika Yoda
Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
B403 Twin building Daikanyama, 30-8 Sarugakucho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0033


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