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, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1, YCC Yokohama Creativecity Center, Bayani’s Kitchen, Steep Slope Studio, Amazon Club
Organized by Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2018 Executive Committee (The Japan Foundation Asia Center / Kanagawa Arts Foundation / Yokohama Arts Foundation / PARC – Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)
Subsidized 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 2018, Asian Dramaturgs’ Network Satellite Symposium 2018, Open Network for Performing Arts Management, Yokohama Artsite “Artsite Lounge vol.17,” Ajokai Chronicle Project
As an international platform for professionals, TPAM seeks to introduce artists and works that promptly reflect the currents of performing arts in Asia and the world. The lineup of TPAM Direction, curated 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.
Promote your productions and projects, propose a theme and host a meeting to discuss it with participants of TPAM, or take part in discussions on issues around the situations of performing arts — TPAM Exchange constitutes the basis of TPAM offering opportunities for information sharing and networking through different types of programs. Most of the symposia and talks are open to the public.
An open-call program that invites registrations of performances and projects that are carried out in Yokohama and Tokyo during the period of TPAM, TPAM Fringe is a tool for artists, companies and organizers to find opportunities for international touring and new audience, and a platform for professionals who participate in TPAM as well as audience to discover emerging talents and new works.
Registration / Ticket
People who engage in arts management, funding, venue, critique, creation and many other fields of work to connect contemporary performing arts works and audience
People who vitalize the environment of performing arts and stimulate artists by seeing / reflecting on / talking about contemporary works