About Programs

About Programs

Since its opening, Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) has been implementing various open call programs with an aim to promote international and Japanese creators with their creative activities by offering them support appropriate to their genres, the ways of production and presentation and the stages of career development. With a desire to develop many talents from Tokyo, we provide ongoing and multilateral support for creators through various programs, striving to become a hub for exchange between talented creators.

TOKAS-Emerging

  • Exhibition
  • 35 years old or younger

An open call program for solo exhibition projects for artists 35 years old or younger who are based in Japan. We will support the artists selected by the jury with exhibitions of their works that are held on each floor of TOKAS Hongo, and encourage them to establish broad networks for their future creative activities.


Application period
Around June-July
Selection
around Aug.
Details of the open call
A project for a solo exhibition by the artists


Creator-in-Residence

  • CIR
  • AIR
  • Inviting
  • Sending
  • Other

These programs offer creators a period of residence at TOKAS Residency or at affiliated overseas residency programs to engage in the creation of works or research. During their residencies, programs open to the public such as the OPEN STUDIO program provide opportunities for the creators to present their works. The contents of support provided during the residency periods differ depending on the program.


International Creator Residency Program
Application period
Around May-June
Selection
Around Aug.-Sep.
Details of the open call
A period of residence at TOKAS Residency to engage in the creation of work (for creators from abroad)
Research Residency Program
Application period
Around May-June
Selection
Around Aug.-Sep.
Details of the open call
A period of residence at TOKAS Residency to engage in research (for creators from Japan and abroad)
Exchange Residency Program(Sent abroad)
Application period
Around Sep.-Nov.
Selection
Around Dec.-Jan.
Details of the open call
A period of residence at affiliated overseas residency programs to engage in the creation of work
Local Creator Residency
Application period
Around Sep.-Nov.
Selection
Around Dec.-Jan.
Details of the open call
A period of residence at TOKAS Residency to engage in the creation of work (for local creators in Japan)

OPEN SITE

  • Exhibition
  • Project
  • Performance
  • Other

By soliciting applications from the public on an open basis, this program aims to provide a platform for gathering ambitious projects aimed at creating new forms of artistic expression in all genres. We are calling for project proposals in three divisions; the Exhibition Division, the Performance Division and the “dot” Division for experimental projects to be implemented in the short term. The contents of support provided differ depending on the division.


Application period
Around Feb.-Apr.
Selection
Around May
Details of the open call
Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks, design, media art, presentation of the results of the research project, music, dance, theater, movies / video, symposiums and workshops. The projects similar to or combined with these.


Tokyo Contemporary Art Award

  • Exhibition
  • AIR
  • Sending
  • Project
  • Other

An award for contemporary art jointly founded by Tokyo Metropolitan Government for mid-career artists who are keen to work internationally. The winners selected by recommendation from the jury as well as from an open call competition will receive prize money and our long-term support for them to work internationally, and an exhibition to show the results will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT).

Application period
Around July-Aug.
Selection
(primary) Around Nov., (final) Feb.
Details of the open call
Open to mid-career artists who are keen to work internationally
*The winners will be selected by recommendation from the jury as well as from an open call competition. 
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