Tokyo Arts and Space

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Founded 2001
Sumida-ku Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) is an arts center dedicated to the creation and promotion of contemporary artistic expression from Tokyo, and supports a wide spectrum of artistic activities including crossover and experimental projects. Established in 2001 as Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS), an initiative for the support and nurturing of young artists, it was renamed Tokyo Arts and Space in 2017. With its mission to provide ongoing support for emerging and mid-career artists, promote creative international cultural exchange and offer support for cutting-edge and experimental creative projects, TOKAS is implementing a variety of programs including presenting works by young creators, themed exhibitions, performances and open call contests, as well as operating artists-in-residence programs for international and local creators in Japan working in a variety of fields.

Local Information

TOKAS Residency is located in Sumida-ku, Tokyo where the old town culture and local industries still remain. The area has various sightseeing spots including the Ryogoku Kokugikan´╝łSumo Hall), Sumida Hokusai Museum, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Tokyo Skytree. Spring: Sumida Glass Market, Ryogoku Nigiwai Festival, May Sumo Tournament Summer: Sumida River Fireworks Festival, Kameido Tenjin Shrine Festival Fall: September Sumo Tournament Winter: Ako Gishi-sai Festival, January Sumo Tournament Places of Interest: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Sumida Hokusai Museum, Tokyo Skytree

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