Arts Council Forum: Connecting to the World through the City’s Creative Power - Present and Future of Tokyo

Arts Council Tokyo,
14 February 2023, Japan

Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) is hosting each year a forum to discuss the current and important themes in the field of arts & culture. This year’s forum will focus on the value and potential that arts & culture bring to our cities.

Arts, culture, and creativity are essential to the future of our cities and societies. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has formulated the “Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy,” with the aim of becoming “A city that captivates the world with its culture and entertainment”. The strategy includes creating excitement, discovering new values and liveliness through arts & culture, as well as modeling the arts & culture ecosystem. It also incorporates the formation of a base for communicating Tokyo’s artistic &cultural scene to the world

In this forum, we will invite presenters from Japan and Hong Kong to learn their opinions and perspectives on the attractiveness and strengths of cities that are active in the creation and dissemination of arts & culture. We will discuss the present and future of cities, and how the post-2020 Tokyo can communicate its urban identity through arts & culture and deepen exchanges with other cities around the globe.

Advance registration is required (registration opens on Friday, February 17, 2023). Please visit the official website for the application link.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 2, 2023, 14:00-16:30 (Japan Time)
Venue: Free online live streaming
*Advance registration required /Capacity of 500 persons
*Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation provided
Speakers: (in no particular order)
Tamami Yamanaka (The Mori Memorial Foundation, Institute for Urban Development Chief Researcher)
Paul Tam (Executive Director, Performing Arts of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong)
Maholo Uchida (Director, East Japan Railway Foundation for Cultural Innovations, Takanawa Gateway City (TBD), Center for Cultural Innovation Project)
Taro Igarashi (Architectural Historian and Critic)
Registration: Please register online trough Forum Website

*Please note that program contents may be subject to change

Full press release (PDF) is available here.

Please see here for the detail of this program.