ENCATC International Study Tour in Tokyo

ENCATC International Study Tour in Tokyo – Key Observations (via culture360.ASEF.org)

The 2018 ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy) International Study Tour in Tokyo was held from 7 to 9 November 2018 and offered an intensive learning programme on the topic of cultural management and cultural policy in Japan. Ritirong Jiwakanon shares his experience of participating in this study tour.

The ENCATC Study Tour offered an insider’s view about Tokyo’s vibrant and fast-paced arts and cultural scene to understand what is happening right now to the Tokyo arts and culture movement, in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The 3-day programme was the second part of the ENCATC Academic Meeting on Cultural Policy & Cultural Diplomacy.

The programme was designed to learn about the various aspects of management in cultural institutions: cultural strategies, cultural implementation and promotion, policy making/planning, business models, partnership strategies, cultural resources, and visitors/audiences. The institutions included were the Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities (JAFRA), Arts Council and Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo, National Art Center, Tokyo, Digital Arts Museum at Mori Building and Yayoi Kusama Museum.

The objective of the programme was for participants to experience and explore the intense strategies and policy to promote traditional, modern and contemporary arts and culture of Japan to local and international audiences in the run-up to 2020 through the study trip along with dialogue and discussion with board members, directors, staff members and practitioners from many institutions.


Read the complete article by Ritirong Jiwakanon on culture360.ASEF.org.

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