October 12, 2017

Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation

Creative Reconstruction Project, University of Tsukuba.

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation was founded on February 15, 2017, aiming to building a better society by enhancing people's creativity and imagination with cultural art.

The foundation will support activities of artists with remarkable talent, and aspires to further facilitate the creativeness and innovation of cultural art by ascending and developing cultural art that have been fostered so far.

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant supporting projects categorized as Socially Engaged Art.

Now at a time where the world is facing drastic changes, one of the major issues in contemporary art is how it displays creativity through relationship with the society. Many artists decide to take the path of proactively interposing themselves into communities and exerting their artistic abilities in the society.

Our foundation will accept one art project per year, and implement financial support for Socially Engaged Art projects that commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

This grant would be the first occasion to subsidize Socially Engaged Art in Japan.
Open to all age ranges and nationalities, the foundation proactively welcomes applications from around the globe.

Grant overview
Number of grantees: One
Grant amount: Maximum of five million JPY. Grant will be paid in divided terms.
Grant period: From April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Application deadline: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 6pm Japan Time

Selection committee
Yuji Akimoto (Director of The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Yasuyo Kudo (Administrative Director, ART & SOCIETY RESEACH CENTER)
Kenji Kubota (Independent Curator)
Tadasu Takamine (artist / Associate Professor of Akita University of Art)
Yoshitaka Mori (Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts)

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