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【 Open Call 】The International Projection Mapping Competition in Tokyo!

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An international competition that competes for the best in the world with projection mapping video from 1 min to 1 min 59 sec, "1minute Projection Mapping Competition" will be held in December 2021. This time, it will be held at "Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery" in Tokyo! The theme for the competition is "希望 / HOPE", and the grand prize is 2 million yen.
Currently accepting entries!
The entry deadline is Aug 25th, 2021.

More information of the application can be seen in this website:
http://1minute-pm.com/en/info/

This event has been popular to be enjoyed by the general public, and with online streaming, it will be enjoyed by people all over the world. Every year, a wide variety of works are gathered from all over the world. No other unique and large-scale festival competes for short mapping works that maximize the individuality of each creator. This will have the best environment in Tokyo with amazing video projection equipment and surrounding to be set up. Hence, your work will be projected under the best conditions!

In this times of facing various hardships, the expression of creators will support hope for the future.
Join us to deliver the light of hope and challenge to be the best in the world.
We are looking forward to many applications!

<1minute Projection Mapping Official Website>
http://1minute-pm.com/en
* The date and time and holding method may change depending on the Covid situation.

Prize summary: 
Grand Prize : 2million yen
Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize: 2 million yen, trophy, supplementary prize, invited as guest creator for the next competition.
Second Prize: 500k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
Jury Prize: 200k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
Organizer Award: 100k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
Audience Award: 100k yen, trophy, supplementary prize

Deadline: 
08/25/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
None
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Call for Entries - 25th Japan Media Arts Festival

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The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (September 5, 2020 – September 3, 2021).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2022. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo.
In addition to the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, there will be an open call for Festival Platform Award, which is an award given to brilliant new exhibition plan that utilize the characteristics of its facilities of organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival.

[Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga Divisions, and Festival Platform Award]
■ Entry Period: July 1, 2021 – September 3, 2021 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
■ Awards: Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award

Entries must be submitted online. Submission of entries is free of charge.
Entry site: https://entry.j-mediaarts.jp/en
For additional information, visit the website: https://j-mediaarts.jp/en/contest/entry_guideline/

Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize: Certificate, trophy, 1,000,000 Japanese Yen

Excellence Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen

Social Impact Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen
* This award will be given to the work that has been implemented in society and brought impact and change in the states of media technologies and attitudes of people.

New Face Award: Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen

U-18 Award: Certificate, Extra prize
* Eligibility: Those born on or after April 2, 2004.

Deadline: 
09/03/2021

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Cafe, Bar, exhibition Space, pop up events in the Kyoto City Center

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Cafe, Bar, exhibition Space, pop up events  in the Kyoto City Center

Located in the Kyoto City Center,  a beautifully remodeled Art gallery/Art Center offering residency, studios, and ateliers.  5 stories + rooftop with gorgeous city & mountain views.   Next to the Kamo river, 2 min walk to Sanjo Keihan subway, 5-10 minute walk to Gion, Nishiki market, Pontocho, Shijo & Kawaramachi to all the popular tourist hangouts.

No agency fee, NO key money

1.  Cafe/Bar- up to 120m2, the ground floor of the hotel has existing full kitchen, freezer, fridge, gas burner stove, oven, 3 sinks.   The bar has an ice machine, 2 sinks, cabinets, chairs/stools.
2.  Exhibiton space.

3.  Pop Up events.

4.  Three Basement rooms total 55m2 B1 room- 20m2, B2 room- 15m2, B3 room 20m2, previously used as a Karaoke room.

If you need a change of scenery, Please submit your brilliant idea as we are open to exciting ideas and how we can cooperate to make a successful venture for everyone.

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Call for entries - DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN International Dance Film Festival 2021

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN
International Dance Film Festival 2021

The festival would accept entries for films featuring dance.

Entry starting: 1st March 2021.
Deadline: 30th June 2021.
Online Screening: Planned in October 2021.
 
Screening Event
ONLINE screening in October 2021.
OFFLINE screening in theaters is under consideration depending on the situation of COVID-19 in Japan.
 
Qualification
Entry to the festival is open for all, regardless of profession, nationality, or age.
 
Entry Regulations
・Films must be uploaded on VIMEO or YOUTUBE to enter.
・There is NO ENTRY-FEE required.
・There are NO PAYMENT OF ROYALTY for the screening.
・We only accept dance films or dance videos. We DO NOT accept video documentation of stage performances or promotion materials.
・All rights in the film including the visual images, music, cast and other elements must be cleared for the screening.
・International dance film Festival is not a competition.
・An individual may enter multiple dance films.
・Films selected as the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are planned to be screened in several online and offline events in Japan throughout 2021-2022.

About Selection
・Only selected works will be screened at the festival.
・The films will be judged and selected by Naoto Iina, director and producer of Dance and Media Japan.
・Films judged and selected as part of the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are to be screened around Japan.

About Judge
Naoto IINA
Iina is the producer and director of "International Dance Film Festival". He has founded Dance and Media Japan to create a fusion between performing arts and digital media. Iina is also the Editor-in-chief of the online Butoh program "Re-Butoooh" (published by NPO Dance Archive Network). He currently teaches at Tokyo Zokei University as Associate Professor and is also a Lecturer at Za Koenji Theatre Creation Academy.

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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Call for entries “JIA Illustration Award 2021”

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Japan Illustrators' Association hold the contest of illustration every year.

This is the international illustration competition. Anyone, professional or amateur, can apply.

This competition is for finding newcomers.

People in advertising and publishing are paying close attention to this.

Prize summary: 
Win up to $5500 cash prizees.
Prizes Details: 

GRANDPRIX : 1 artist / Cristal shield / Prize money 400,000 yen

Gold award : 1 artist / Cristal shield / Prize money 200,000 yen

Silver award : 20 artists / Certificate

Bronze award : 40 artists / Certificate

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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Fee Detail: 
38.5 USD for the first piece
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ARCUS Project 2021 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program

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ARCUS Project’s artist-in-residence program provides opportunities for emerging artists in the field of contemporary art to cultivate their artistic creativity and vision. Located around an hour from Tokyo, a residency at ARCUS Studio allows participants in the program to come into contact with the contemporary art scene in Japan as well as devote themselves to their creative endeavors in a calm environment while interacting with the local community. Through the support the program offers from its dedicated team of coordinators and regular tutorials with a curator, artists are able to search for and explore approaches in their practices and undertake new challenges in their artistic expression.

The program particularly emphasizes research-based practices and presents the initial results of these processes at open studios. It welcomes ideas for artworks and projects that develop out of encounters with people, the land, and culture, and aspire to form critical spaces that are open and international.

 

Program period

September 2–December 10, 2021 (100 days)

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the above schedule is subject to change.

 

Eligibility

The applicant must:
--- be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields.
--- possess a nationality other than Japanese.
--- be resident outside Japan and able to enter Japan legally.
--- not be enrolled at an educational institution during the program period unless it is a PhD program.
--- be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his/her own.
--- have an English-language ability proficient enough to communicate with other artists and staff.

 

Program Provisions

Studio, accommodation, round-trip airfare, living and research expenses

Deadline: 
05/12/2021
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