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2006 December

Tokyo Metropolitan Government establishes Tokyo Council for the Arts as an auxiliary organization advising the governor to promote comprehensive and effective cultural policies.

2008 April 1 Tokyo Culture Creation Project

Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture launch the Tokyo Culture Creation Project in cooperation with a number of art and culture organizations and NPOs, to strengthen the creation and dissemination of Tokyo culture.
Two programs are established: the Festival project, which aims to lead on the global state among other major cultural cities around the world and the Kids project, which seeks to nurture children's potential through art and culture.

2009 April 1

Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture launch the Tokyo Artpoint Project, which aims to form cultural hubs in a diverse range of areas in Tokyo.

2011 April 1

Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture launch the Networking project, which aims to promote Tokyo as a city of global cultural creativity, as well as developing the platform and networking of international art and cultural sector.

2012 April 1

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture establishes the Planning Office for Arts Council Tokyo in response to a proposal made by the Tokyo Council for the Arts, aimed at turning Tokyo into a globally recognized cultural hub.

November 1

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture officially establishes Arts Council Tokyo. It undertakes three key types of program: Support programs, which are the main focus and aim to provide grants to support art and culture activities, thereby enhancing the creative environment; Pilot programs, which are pioneering projects undertaken in close partnership with young talents development and community regeneration initiatives; and Planned strategic programs, which involve conducting various studies and initiatives to create international networks, thereby improving the artistic and cultural environment and enhancing the Council's functions as a think-tank.

2015 April 1

To strengthen their organizational structure and function, and expand Tokyo's cultural policies, Arts Council Tokyo and the Tokyo Culture Creation Project merged to form a new Arts Council Tokyo.

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