About the Project

Creative Well-being Tokyo Open Access to Culture Project

The aim of Creative Well-being Tokyo, together with the Arts Council Tokyo, is to use cultural programs and Tokyo’s public cultural facilities as a resource to create environments where everyone can access and enjoy culture and art.

We improve environmental accessibility so all people—senior citizens, people with disabilities, infants, people with roots overseas, and others who can benefit from increased accessibility—can participate in and help create cultural programs. Additionally, we test programs, develop models, and engage in field practices and research.

These initiatives are done in collaboration with 12 cultural facilities* as well as with NPOs and other organizations that actively tackle social issues within their communities, sharing perspectives and know-how to promote and publicize initiatives necessary for the future of arts and culture.

*Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo, Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo Residency, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Studio (Suitengu Pit)

Major Project Initiatives

  • Accessibility
    Infrastructure Development
    In following
    with national laws and guidelines,
    we equip and fortify Tokyo’s public cultural facilities and culture programs
    with environments, tools, programs, and personnel training to enable all people, regardless of ability or age,
    to enjoy arts and culture.
  • Program Testing
    In cooperation with Tokyo’s public cultural facilities and local community groups,
    we confront social issues facing
    all kinds of people,
    and test and pioneer the environments
    and programs necessary
    to make today’s society accessible.
  • Sharing Information
    and Building Networks
    in Japan and Abroad
    Through a platform for sharing initiatives
    and values about accessibility
    in Japan and abroad,
    we foster networks and promote
    the growth of accessibility together
    with people from different standpoints.

About Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Arts Council Tokyo develops a variety of programs to encourage the creation and dissemination of arts and culture and to promote Tokyo as an international city of artistic and cultural attractions.
In order to improve the infrastructure and environment for new artistic and cultural creation, Arts Council Tokyo plays a key role in Tokyo's cultural policies by implementing programs that explore Tokyo's originality and diversity, promoting international cultural exchange, and providing opportunities for promising young people who engage in a variety of artistic and cultural pursuits.
Arts Council Tokyo


Arts Council Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

Kudan First Place 5F, 4-1-28, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073
TEL +81-(0)3-6256-8435 (10:00–18:00 excluding weekends and national holidays)