About

THE PROJECT TO SUPPORT EMERGING MEDIA ARTS CREATORS

The Project to Support Emerging Media Arts Creators encourages young creators in order to improve the industry standards in media arts for the coming generations. Additionally, the program sends curators and other personnel overseas to develop global human resources for the purpose of prompting the development of Japan’s media arts standards.

Organizer: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho)

ABOUT TWO PROGRAMS

The Program for Japanese Creators with Exploratory Projects, artists with winning works or who were chosen for Jury Selections in the Japan Media Arts Festival, are invited to present new work proposals. Selected proposals are then supported with a production budget, advice and technical assistance from experts, and an opportunity to interact with domestic and international creators, and to exhibit the new piece.

The Program for Next Cultural Producer Incubation Project aims to train the next generation of curators and cultural producers who can envision media arts across fields such as science, education, and business, and create new cultures and frameworks without being bound by existing concepts.

ADVISORS OF “Program for Japanese Creators with Exploratory Projects”, 2021

ISOBE Yoko

Platform Designer, sPods Inc. CEO, Spirete Inc. COO, Mistletoe Inc. Producer

TANAKA Katsuki

Manga Artist

MORI Masaaki

Animation Artist/Vice-chairperson of Japan Animation Association

YAMAKAWA Fuyuki

Artist/Throat Singer

YAMAMOTO Kana

Editor, Writer, Producer

ADVISORS OF “Program for Next Cultural Producer Incubation Project”, 2021

HATANAKA Minoru

Chief Curator, NTT Inter Communications Center [ICC]

TOMURA Asako

General Manager, Group 1. Corporate Technology Strategy Div. Sony Group Corporation