The plenary meeting, reporting session and symposia of the international membership network that connects performing arts and society, “Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM).”This Open Network was established in February 2013 to look into the future, 10 or 20 years ahead, with the consideration of current situation surrounding our society and performing arts, as well as what took place in the preceding decades. By building a national and international network and effectively maintaining it, with the individuals who work closely with society as presenters, producers or managers of performing arts to connect artists/artistic groups and the audience, the Open Network tries to define and raise the recognition towards the social role of contemporary performing arts and to advocate on cultural policies, aiming to contribute to the benefit of performing arts and society as a whole.

The reporting session that reviews the network’s activities in a year since its establishment and symposia for discussing newest topics inviting guest speakers from Japan and the world are open to non-members. People who consider joining it and/or are interested in issues related to the mission of the Network are welcome to join in the exchange and discussion from diverse national and international points of view.

Yokohama Creativecity Center 3F

2.12 Wed 10:00Reporting Session
13:00Plenary Meeting*
2.13 Thu 10:00Symposium vol.1
13:00Symposium vol.2

TPAM Registrants and ON-PAM Members: Admission Free
Ticket: ¥500 (door only)

*The Plenary Meeting is exclusively for the members of ON-PAM fiscal 2014. Please inquire at the contact below about membership. Membership is also available on the days of the meetings at door.

Organized by: Open Network for Performing Arts Manegement
Co-organaized by: Performing Arts Meeing in Yokohama 2014 Executive Committee
Supported by: The Saison Foundation

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Contact: Open Network for Performing Arts Manegement Email


Photo: Hideto Maezawa

Reporting Session

Reports of the Network’s three committees on cultural policy, international exchange and community-based co-working and the members’ activities.

*With English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation

Plenary Meeting

Reports on projects and financial results in 2013 and approval of projects and budgets in 2014.

*For the 2014 members of Open Network for Performing Arts Management (new membership and renewal available at door)

Symposium vol.1
Open Discussion — For Networking in Asia

ON-PAM, in accordance with its primary objective, has declared that it would organize conferences in Asian regions outside of Japan as its medium-term plan. Currently 99% of the members are Japanese, but it aims to be an Asian initiative for an international open network — what kind of network do we need now, and what kind of points of view are needed for building an open network? We hold an open discussion with members and TPAM participants, including dozens of Asian performing arts specialists and international professionals. The moderators are Chiaki Soma, the Program Director of Festival/Tokyo, and Hiromi Maruoka, the Director of TPAM in Yokohama, who have worked on platform building in Asia.

*With English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation

Symposium vol.2
On the Openness of Art — What is the Openness that is Essential to the Contemporary “Publicness”?

Art is considered indispensable to society and public — this view has recently been spreading in Japan. Promotion of art has frequently been in governmental policies, institutions such as arts councils have been built, plans with concrete principles and goals have been enforced and connections with such other fields as industry, education or welfare have been becoming diverse.

These changes in the relationship between art and society might mean that the publicness of art itself has been changing. Then it seems that we need not only to make opportunities for participation and enjoyment open to citizens but also rethink what we have to open to them in the concrete processes of policies for promotion of art in accordance with the current situation.

What is the openness of art that is essential to the contemporary “publicness”? Making reference to recent examples and cultural contexts in Japan, we would like to discuss this with Japanese and international professionals.

*With English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation