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Art Incubation

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

Open Call for 2023
CCBT Artist Fellows!


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.

Leaflet “Art Incubation Program” (PDF)

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)


Applications are accepted for project proposals that adhere to the mission of the program and relate to the following 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

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.


Isu Taeko (Art director, Graphic designer)

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

Kuze Shozo (Artist, Engineer)

Takekawa Junichi (Director, MUTEK Japan)

Tanaka Miyuki (Curator, Producer)

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


Please register via the site below.

Application Period

Thursday, May 11, 2023 – Sunday, June 4, 2023 *due NLT


Tuesday, August 1, 2023 – Sunday, March 31, 2024
(Artist fellows conduct their core work for a maximum of six months)


CCBT Art Incubation Program Office [c/o CG-ARTS]
Email: ccbt@cgarts.or.jp




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)