TOKAS Residency provides opportunities for international and local creators in various disciplines including visual art, design, architecture and curation to stay, create works and conduct research in Tokyo, offering studio spaces and accommodation. This Open Studio is a special occasion for the audience to see the creative process of residing creators.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) established the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA) in 2018 as a contemporary art prize for mid-career artists. Each year two artists or groups are selected, and in the final year of a multi-year program of support, award exhibitions are held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
Implemented since the establishment of Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) in 2001 in accordance with the institution’s aim to support young artists, "TOKAS-Emerging" is a program that has been targeting Japanese resident artists aged 35 or younger, and offering selected artists opportunities to exhibit their works.
"TOKAS-Emerging 2024" features six artists that were chosen through screenings from a total of 142 applications from across Japan. Held in two separate periods between April and June 2024, these exhibitions of works by up-and-coming artists cover a wide range of formats, including two and three-dimensional artworks, video art, installations, etc.