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Art Incubation

The largest artist fellowship in Japan, recruiting projects by artists to serve as CCBT partners

Open Call for
2024 CCBT Artist Fellows!

Mission

Artistic Expression, Exploration, and Action Changing Tokyo for the Better through Creativity and Technology

Art Incubation Program provides opportunities for creative talent to undertake new projects and makes those processes accessible to the public, facilitating forms of artistic expression, exploration, and action that change our city for the better.

Selected through an open call, five artist fellows will act as CCBT partners, developing their projects, making the creative process public, exhibiting the results, and holding workshops and talks.

What CCBT Artist Fellows Do

  1. Develop and present new creative projects and research
    Conduct creative activities and R&D while based at CCBT, and exhibit and present the results of those projects at CCBT and around the city
  2. Make their creative activities and research processes public
    Foster opportunities for members of the public to come into contact with the intersection of creativity and technology through creative endeavors and making these processes public as well as holding workshops, lectures, and other events
  3. Collaborate and co-create with others
    Lead collaboration with the various kinds of people who come together at CCBT (members of the public, artists, designers, engineers, etc.) and the organizations and groups in the CCBT network, and build a platform for co-creating the future

Application Guideline

*Check the details via the Application Guideline (PDF)
(Japanese only)

Categories

  1. Tools and platforms with a focus on future creativity, and artistic practices harnessing such tools and platforms
    Projects developing tools and platforms to create with various kinds of collaborators through technology, and to engage with issues related to society and people’s lives. Activities related to art and design that harness such tools and platforms to present technology-driven creativity, necessary rule-making, and community design models.
    Examples:
    – Lectures and platforms illuminating various social challenges (climate change, environment issues, etc.)
    – Tools and performances that aim to achieve new forms of physicality in the metaverse or non-virtual world
    – Tools and exhibitions contributing to diversity, inclusion, and equality
    – Original toolkits and platforms contributing to education for digital creatives
    – Surveys and exhibitions harnessing newly developed toolkits that make use of AI and biotechnology
  2. Inquiries and artistic research on future humanity, and artistic practices harnessing such research
    Projects and artistic practices that explore, survey, and research how society, lifestyle, and future creativity are changing through technological progress from the perspectives of art, design, and publication participation. Projects that provide opportunities for creatively thinking with the public about the future of society and humanity that blockchains, DAOs, the metaverse, AI, and biotechnology will usher in.
    Examples:
    – Exhibitions of art engaging with physicality, future humanity, and attitudes toward life and death in terms of both the metaverse and non-virtual world
    – Research and exhibitions exploring the relationship between AI and creative activities by humans
    – Workshops and exhibitions that explore diversity in our planet’s environments through biotechnology
    – Projects that engage with various social challenges (climate change, environment issues, etc.) through art and design
    – Projects that search for future forms of humanity using AI and biotechnology

Support Available for Fellows

  1. Production Support
    Financial and environmental support for fellows in the form of production costs of up to ¥10 million and facilities for working on the project and holding meetings, etc.
  2. Leveling Up
    Opportunities for advice and technical support from mentors and other experts to help realize the project
  3. Promotion
    Promotion via the CCBT website and social media channels, publicity in pamphlets and venue signage, and documentation and archiving of the work/project
  4. Management
    Help with procedures for using venues necessary for exhibiting work/project widely, venue operation, equipment use, artwork installation, etc.

Mentor

Ukawa Naohiro (Artist of “right now” / Artistic Director, DOMMUNE)

Shimizu Tomoko (Media researcher, Cultural theorist)

Tanaka Miyuki (Curator, Producer)

Mizuno Tasuku (Lawyer, Attorney)

Fellowships

* “Core work” includes holding lectures, workshops, other events open to the public, and working at CCBT.

Application

Please register via the site below.

Application Period

April 25 (Thu) – May 26 (Sun), 2024 *due NLT

Inquiries

CCBT Art Incubation Program Office [c/o TASKO]
Email: contact@ccbt-art-incubation.jp

Artist Fellows

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contact Gonzoがパフォーマンス内で感じる痛みや衝撃の感覚を「観る」だけでなく、鑑賞者も皮膚を通じて非接触的に「体感する」、つまり感覚を「共有する」ことに挑む本作では、今回新たに制作した、人と人との接触やその速度・圧などの情報を電気信号化する複数のオリジナルデバイスを身体に装着してパフォーマンスを行います。これにより、contact Gonzoが皮膚を通じて得ている/発信している肉体的体験や感覚を超増幅させ、会場に設置された8台の巨大なウーファー(重低音スピーカー)により音圧として拡散し、鑑賞者の視聴覚に留まらないフィジカルな感覚に訴えます。

「感覚共有」のcontact Gonzo的解釈を、文字通りビリビリ、ヒリヒリ、全身でお楽しみください⚡️

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contact Gonzo新作パフォーマンス公演トレイラーを公開!
Welcome to the Skinland🚘💥申込受付中です!◀◀◀

・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・
contact Gonzo パフォーマンス公演
「my binta, your binta // lol ~ roars from the skinland ~」
日時▶︎2024年3月1日(金)〜3月3日(日)
会場▶︎ヒルサイドプラザ(東京都渋谷区猿楽町29-10ヒルサイドテラス内)
定員▶︎各回100名(事前申込制、先着順)
観覧料▶︎無料
申込▶︎https://ccbt.rekibun.or.jp/events/skinland
・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・

contact Gonzoがパフォーマンス内で感じる痛みや衝撃の感覚を「観る」だけでなく、鑑賞者も皮膚を通じて非接触的に「体感する」、つまり感覚を「共有する」ことに挑む本作では、今回新たに制作した、人と人との接触やその速度・圧などの情報を電気信号化する複数のオリジナルデバイスを身体に装着してパフォーマンスを行います。これにより、contact Gonzoが皮膚を通じて得ている/発信している肉体的体験や感覚を超増幅させ、会場に設置された8台の巨大なウーファー(重低音スピーカー)により音圧として拡散し、鑑賞者の視聴覚に留まらないフィジカルな感覚に訴えます。

「感覚共有」のcontact Gonzo的解釈を、文字通りビリビリ、ヒリヒリ、全身でお楽しみください⚡️

#AIP#artincubation#ccbtアーティストフェロー

2023

Mentors

Isu Taeko (Art director, Graphic designer)

Ukawa Naohiro (Contemporary Artist, DOMMUNE CEO)

Kuze Shozo (Artist, Engineer)

Takekawa Junichi (Director / MUTEK Japan)

Tanaka Miyuki (Curator, Producer)

Hosokawa Asami (General Manager / Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee Secretariat)

Application Outline

Application Period

Thursday, May 11, 2023 – Sunday, Jun 4, 2023

Themes
  1. New artistic expression responding to artificial intelligence and other forms of technology
  2. Projects and artistic expression that engage with aspects of Web3 creativity like NFTs and XR
  3. Music and performing arts aiming to build a new scene for the digital age
  4. Projects accessible to both able-bodied and disabled people
  5. Platforms that are socially engaged or participatory for members of the public, such as hackathons and workshops
Application numbers

141

2022

Mentor

Ito Takayuki (R&D Director, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM])

Seiichi Saito (Director, Panoramatiks)

Isu Taeko (Art director, Graphic designer)

Iwaya Tamio (Graphic Designer)

Takekawa Junichi (Director, MUTEK Japan)

Hosokawa Asami (General Manager, Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee Secretariat)

Application Outline

Application Period

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Themes
  1. New artworks using technology
  2. Performing arts and interactive art staged in the city
  3. Videos/films about Tokyo youth culture
Application numbers

70