Conference

Creative Well-being Tokyo: International Conference on Open Access to Culture 2022

Date:
June 28 (Tuesday) to  July 7 (Thursday), 2022

The International Conference on Open Access to Culture 2022 is platform from which to learn to realize a symbiotic, complementary society through the arts and culture. All across the world today, initiatives are unfolding that emphasize social inclusion created through the diversity and mutual understanding that arts and culture inherently possess, and which improve people’s well-being. The first event of this scale held in Asia, the conference is organized around four programs (the main international conference event, a showcase, an intensive workshop camp, and networking) with the aim of introducing these global trends, and promoting exchange and new partnerships.

Organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
In Cooperation with the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Tokyo National Museum, Headquarter for Vitalizing Regional Culture Agency for Cultural Affairs-Japan, The Japan Foundation, British Council, and Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation “TSUNAGARI”
Equipment Provided (Short-term Camp) by APPLE TREE CO. LTD. and TFabWorks Inc.

Live stream

The Opening ceremony, Keynote lectures, and Plenary Sessions will be live-streamed online. Sign-in unnecessary for online viewing. Free to watch online live-stream during July 2 to 4, 2022.

【Change in Speaker】
For Session 4 Building Connections: Our Cultural Ecosystem (July 4, 10:30 - 12:00), Hiroko Higashino (Manager & Performer, SLOW LABEL) will be speaking on behalf of Yoshie Kris (Art Producer / Director, SLOW LABEL).

Committee Members

The international conference will deal with five key themes: well-being, diversity, inclusive design, accessibility, and building connections and places of belonging. The discussion over these themes will be led by a committee of specialists from various positions at cultural institutions, intermediary support organizations, artist collectives, and more in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, and Taiwan. The discussions on the challenges in their regions based on differing cultural and social contexts will strengthen the international network among the next generation of specialists, and contribute to promoting diversity and social inclusion.

Sawako Inaniwa

Sawako Inaniwa

(Senior Curator, Learning Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art)[Japan]

Maureen Goh

Maureen Goh

(Executive Director, ART:DIS)[Singapore]

Peter Sau

Peter Sau

(Head of Artistic Development, Performing Arts, ART:DIS)[Singapore]

Gatari Surya Kusuma

Gatari Surya Kusuma

(Struggles for Sovereignty: Land, Water, Farming, Food (SFS) ) [Indonesia]

Nisa

Nisa

(Struggles for Sovereignty: Land, Water, Farming, Food (SFS) ) [Indonesia]

Chieh-Chyi Lin

Chieh-Chyi Lin

(Assistant Curator, Public Service and Education Division
National Museum of Taiwan History)
[Taiwan]

Main Programs

  • International Conference

    • Registration required

    The core program is the international conference itself, which features discussions on five key themes. There are a total of twelve sessions, spread over keynote lectures, plenary sessions, and breakout sessions. The plenary sessions will include policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and creatives from a wide range of disciplines and areas, raising common issues and challenges from an international perspective. The breakout sessions will focus on reports from practitioners from cultural institutions, intermediary organizations, and more, sharing forward-looking activities and prospects in arts and culture fields.

    International Conference
    Breakout sessions
  • Showcases [Opening performance, Exhibits]

    Photo: Yusuke Nakazawa

    The exhibition will showcase highly topical examples of engagement with social inclusivity through arts and culture, including a project creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities through an “avatar robot,” an art project addressing social disparity in Indonesia, and a social-prescribing initiative in Taiwan.
    The opening night will also feature a performance. Debuting at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in 2019, the inclusive dance group Tokyo Field of Expression Club will collaborate with others to create a performance that captivates and draws the audience in.

  • Intensive Sound Co-Creation Workshop Camp "Resonant Bodies"

    In this workshop, people with disabilities and specialists collaborate through inclusive design approaches to search for new ways to enjoy arts and culture. Through lectures and group work, the workshop will engage in collectively developing prototypes and all kinds of people with different cultures, languages, and mindsets will collaborate in seeking out new ways of enjoying arts and culture.

  • Networking

    The networking program features booth presentations and group meetings by hosts selected from an open call. It provides opportunities for Japanese and international cultural institutions, healthcare and social welfare organizations, nonprofits, creatives, and the general public to meet, share know-how and insights about practices, and work toward future collaborations.

Pamphlet

Inquiries

For Visitors

Secretariat of the International Conference on Open Access to Culture
Email: creativewell@event-web.net
Tel:+81-3-4520-1094
Hours: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 17: 00 (weekdays only)
*Accepting inquiries on weekend of July 2 (Sat) and 3 (Sun).

For Press

Public Relations Office of the International Conference on Open Access to Culture (c/o Kyodo Public Relations Co., Ltd.)
Tel: +81-3-6264‐2039
Email: creativewell-pr@kyodo-pr.co.jp
*Please refrain from contacting the venue.