Project Outline

TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) is a space where professionals from various places in the world who explore the possibility of contemporary performing arts exchange through performance and meeting programs to gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalization of performing arts. Established in 1995 as Tokyo Performing Arts Market and moved in 2011 to the “Creative City” Yokohama. Reinforcing its focus on Asia and having started to involve itself in Asian co-production, TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia.

Main venues: KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1, BankART Studio NYK, YCC Yokohama Creativecity Center, ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace and Amazon Club

Organized by Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2017 Executive Committee (The Japan Foundation Asia Center / Kanagawa Arts Foundation / Yokohama Arts Foundation / PARC – Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)

In cooperation with BankART1929, Non-Profit Organization YCC, ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace and EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee

Supported by Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc “SOMPO ART FUND” (Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan: 2021 Fund for Creation of Society by the Arts and Culture)

Endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, Kanagawa Prefectural Government and City of Yokohama

Joint Projects: Yokohama Dance Collection 2017, Dance Archive Project 2017, Asian Dramaturgs’ Network Meeting 2017, Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM)


Promotion of one’s productions and projects, meetings on themes that participants propose, and discussion on issues around the situations of performing arts — a program that constitutes the basis of TPAM offering opportunities for information sharing and networking. Some of the symposia and talks are open to the public.

TPAM’s showing program that promptly reflects the currents of contemporary performing arts in Asia and the world. A music program started last year. The lineup selected in cooperation with directors from diverse backgrounds in order to multilaterally explore the possibility of contemporary performing arts is offered also to non-professional audience.

An open-call program that invites registrations of performances and projects carried out in Yokohama and Tokyo during the period of TPAM. The program is for artists/companies/organizers that register to look for opportunities for international touring and new audience, and for TPAM participants and the public to discover emerging talents and new works.

All programs

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People who engage in arts management, funding, venue, critique, creation and many other fields of work to connect contemporary performing arts works and audience

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People who vitalize the environment of performing arts and stimulate artists by seeing / reflecting on / talking about contemporary works

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