Launched as “Tokyo Performing Arts Market” in 1995. As the name “Market” indicates, its objective was to promote trading of performing arts works. However, in 2005, it started to focus more on networking of professionals engaging in contemporary performing arts. In 2011, it moved to Yokohama, changed the name from “Market” to “Meeting” and became “Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama.” Through showing programs and networking programs that take place across the diverse cultural facilities in an walkable area in Yokohama, we aim to make it function as an international platform for information exchange, mutual learning, discussion and exchange.

Professionals that work as curator, director, producer, programmer, facilitator and in many other styles of work not only introduce works of art but also promote and renew infrastructures and systems. Moreover, they also create the concepts of “art” and “culture” and their meanings. TPAM is an international platform for stimulating practices and communication of performing arts professionals. We anticipate participants who share interest in and passion for creation, promotion, development, dissemination, exchange, critique and study of contemporary performing arts.



TPAM in Yokohama 2013 (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2013)

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2013 Executive Committee (The Japan Foundation; Kanagawa Arts Foundation; Yokohama Arts Foundation; PARC – Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)
Secretariat: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama Secretariat (PARC – Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)
Period: February 9 (Sat) – 17 (Sun), 2013
Venues: Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC), Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT), BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1, and others
Cooperated by: BankART1929, ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace, ST Spot, Steep Slope Studio, Nevula Extra Support Inc. (Next), Koganecho Area Management Center, ITCA (Mitsumoto Coffee Group)
Endorsed by: City of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Subsidized by: Pola Art Foundation
Supported by: Noge Printing Corporation, Yokohama Brewery
Joint Project: Performing Arts Presenters’ Network Meeting