Projects report 2014/15

Open Network for Performing Arts Management
Projects report 2014/15

– Preparation for transforming into NPO
– Planning for a meeting in Asia, held in 2015/16
– Constructing the original operation system of the network and putting it into practice

Name of project / Date / Time / Venue / Number of participants / details

Projects by the Committee
Regular Meeting : February 12th, 13:00-15:00, YCC (Yokohama Creative Center) 3F, 58 (includes 11 participants via authorization letter, 2 support members, 2 student members)

Cultural Policy Committee Meeting
– April 16th, 19:00‒21:00, Meeting Room – NEXT, 24, Cultural Policy Committee Kick-off Meeting

– June 22nd, 11:00-18:30, foyer – Spiral, 33, 2nd Cultural Policy Committee Meeting / Cultural Policy Lab. Vol.4 “What’s an ‘interaction hub for culture and arts in the world’? ~ reflecting upon the ‘Middle term plan for a nation of culture and arts’”

Guest speakers: Shinmen Hiroaki(Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of JAPAN)”Researching the practices for creating the interaction hub for culture and arts in the world” – Next Generation who may be the creators of the hub: Yutaka Endo (luftzug), David Karashima (Waseda University / Tokyo International Literary Festival), Akihito Nakanishi (Producer / Embassy of the United States), Yusuke Hashimoto (Rohm Theatre Kyoto / KYOTO EXPERIMENT Program Director), Fumi Yokobori (NPO DANCE BOX)

– September 25th, 16:00-21:00, Kodomonoshiro 11F, 40, 3rd Cultural Policy Committee Meeting / Cultural Policy Lab. Vol.5 “From human resource development to sustainable career development – employment and labor environment at the rear of performing arts creation”

– December 19th, 19:00-21:30, Meeting Room – NEXT, 15, 4th Cultural Policy Committee “Making a proposal for the cultural policy from the management practice ~ to reach diverse outputs”

International Exchange Committee
– April 17th, 18:30‒21:00, British Council, “Bi-directional international cultural exchange ~ case study of British Council” – Manami Yuasa (British Council)

– May 31st – June 1st, Kinosaki International Arts Center, 35,
organized for both International Exchange Committee and Community Collaboration Committee

Keynote Lecture: Muneharu Nakagai (Mayor of Toyooka City)
Camp Lecture: “Beyond the sea, connecting with the local community” with Diane Joss (Institut Francais), Akiko Takeshita (YCAM), Yoshiji Yokoyama (SPAC)

– August 1st – 2nd, International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audience 2014, ”Tour – international sites in Okinawa”
– December 1st – 6th, various venues in Seoul, Korea, about 30, APP (Asia Producers’ Platform) Camp in Seoul

– December 16th, 19:00-21:00, Japan Foundation Headquarter, 16, 3rd International Exchange Committee ~ Learning the program of Japan Foundation: “Producers and mobility of productions ~ Let’s learn some international projects around you”

Community Collaboration Committee
– April 5th, 11:00-17:00, Steep Slope Studio, 24, Local studies on Yokohama: “Presentation of new festival that ties three cities: Seoul, Busan and Yokohama and its future plan” – Lee Seughyo (Director, Festival Bo:m), “Intermediary organizations for culture in Yokohama” – Eisuke Sugizaki (Yokohama Creative Center), “Different movements happening in Yokohama” – Yumina Kato (Steep Slope Studio), Mikiya Ichihara and Masashi Nomura (Theater Center F)

– May 31st – June 1st, Kinosaki International Arts Center, 35, organized for both International Exchange Committee and Community Collaboration Committee
Keynote Lecture: Muneharu Nakagai (Mayor of Toyooka City)
Camp Lecture: “Beyond the sea, connecting with the local community” with Diane Joss (Institut Francais), Akiko Takeshita (YCAM), Yoshiji Yokoyama (SPAC)

– August 10th, 13:00-21:00, YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media) / studio Imaichi, Participation in the “MEDIA ART/KITCHEN Yamaguchi ~ Asia under the local community: Participatory Open Laboratory”, related international symposium “Localizing Media Practice ~ localizing future of the arts”
(Case Study) Directly connected: Fukuoka, Seoul and Busan “Korea/Japan coproduction program Plan Co” – Kyoko Yokoyama (Freelance Manager / Coordinator)

– August 11th, 9:00-17:30, Maemachi Art Cneter / Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, 17, Case Studies: “Projects of Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center that involve or cooperate the local community” by Yuhei Sakata (Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center), “Direct connection

– Fukuoka, Seoul and Busan Situation of theater in Fukuoka and interaction with Korean theater” by Emi Misaka (producer)
Lecture: “The cultural ecosystem of rural areas which face the simultaneous influence of ‘globalization’ and ‘localization’” – Torao Oosawa (Nissey Research Institute – Arts Project Division)

– January 26th, 2015, 19:00-21:30, Meeting Room at NEXT, 4th Community Collaboration Committee,
– learning about what’s happening now in the different areas of Japan with guests.
– looking back upon the projects we have done so far in these two years since the establishment of ON-PAM
web site: Next Online “Managers’ Notes – local perspectives”

vol.4 Takenori Miyamoto (Tohoku University of Arts and Design / Curator / Yamagata Biennale – Program Director / Tohoku Revival Services Organization – Director)
vol.5 Fumihiko Sumitomo (Arts Maebashi – Director)
vol.6 Special Edition: Takayuki Hiramatsu (Theater urinko), Yoichi Shirakawa (Keramago Works), Dai Hirata (SPAC)

Produced projects
Report Meeting, February 12nd, 10:00-12:00, YCC 3F, 52, Report of projects 2013/14

Symposium, February 13th, 10:00-12:00, YCC 3F, 81, vol.1 “Open discussion for Asian network”
Moderators: Chiaki Soma (ANJ), Hiromi Maruoka (PARC)

Symposium, February 14th, 13:00-15:00, YCC 3F, 90, vol.2 “Openness of the arts ~ what kind of openness is required for the today’s ‘public’?”

Midterm Report, August 2nd, 18:00-19:00, Welfare Hall 3F, Naha, Okinawa, 45, Midterm report of all the committees

Symposium, August 2nd, 19:00-21:00, Welfare Hall 3F, Naha, Okinawa, 45
Creation of Local Culture and Art Tourism ~ Local production and consumption of culture, how to attract them, and how to attract audience ~
Panels: Taku Suzuki (boxes. Inc), Yukako Ogura, Akane Nakamura (precog), Chiaki Soma (ANJ), Hiromi Maruoka (PARC)
Moderator: Masashi Nomura (AGORA theater, Seinendan), Yoshitomo Katena (Theater TEN Company)

Report Meeting, December 16th, 16:00-18:00, Japan Foundation Headquarter, 18, “Looking back at the ‘Asia Producers’ Platform (APP) Camp in Seoul”

Board Meetings
1. February 12th, 17:30-19:00, YCC (Yokohama Creative Center) 3F, 12
2. April 16th, 13:00-17:00, Meeting Room – NEXT, 13
3. July 18th, 14:00-18:00, Meeting Room – NEXT, 13
4. October 27th, 13:00-19:00, Meeting Room at NEXT, 14 (includes 3 participants via Skype)

Members Produced Events
Communication event: January 27th, 19:00-21:00, Meeting Room – NEXT, 10,
Let’s think about the future of ON-PAM (New Year Meeting)

Communication event: February 20th, 19:00-21:00, Rehearsal Studio – Himawari Theatre Group, 10, 1st Arakawa Circle – Speaker: Tomoya Takeda (Festival/Tokyo)

Communication event: March 19th, 15:45-22:00, Kanagawa Arts Theater, 4, 2nd Arakawa Circle “Let’s meet ‘chiten’ at KAAT” – Rehearsal viewing, talk session with the Director Motoi Miura and Producer Yuna Tajima, watching “Demons” (Dostoevsky) by chiten

Communication event: April 26th, 18:00-21:00, Labor Wellfare Hall 5F, 4, Community Projects Committee – Kanto area meeting

Communication event: May 24th, 19:00-21:00, NISHI-SUGAMO ARTS FACTORY
14, 3rd Arakawa Circle – Speaker: Asako Hirokawa (NPO Theater Accessibility Network)

Communication event: June 10th, 19:00-21:30, Meeting Room – Next, 38,
Next Producers’ Club – Open Salon “Let’s think about the flyer design and communication”

Supporting program, August~ “Daddy-Long-Legs for watching performances”
To support a part of the cost to watch and to learn from the performances that other managers’ are involved.

Communication event: August 25th, 19:00-21:30, Meeting Room – Next, 20,
Next Producers’ Club – Open Salon “Potential of interactive workshop, learning through case studies and practice”

Communication event: September 16th, 19:00-21:30, Meeting Room – Next, 13,
Next Producers’ Club – Open Salon “Exploring the better way of internship for performing arts producers”

Communication event: September 28th~29th, Sendai Theater Studio 10-BOX, 90, ARCT 2014 ~ getting together ~

Communication event: December 18th, 19:30-21:30, GEIJYUTU SOUZOUKAN in Osaka, 47,
Next Producers’ Club – Open Salon @ Osaka “Let’s analyze the work of performing arts producers!” in collaboration with Art Complex

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