OPEN SITE is an open call program to accept multiangular activities in creative fields. With this program, Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) will strive to be a new platform for future art that creators from all genres to interact. In its first year series, 16 projects were selected from more than 250 entries from home and abroad. Adding 4 TWS recommendation programs, in total of 20 unique projects have been exposured. In 2017, we also call for proposals which seek unprecedented expressions and face to a society from a new perspective.
We covet your plan strongly motivated to present new sensation by making free use of the space at TWS Hongo.
Q. Can we apply as a group?
A. Yes you can. Please submit both Applicant's CV and Group CV. If the applicant is different from the representative of the group, please apply with applicant's name and his/her information. The representative's name should be mentioned in the Group Name field with the name of the group.
Q. I am living in abroad, is airline ticket and accommodation fee covered by TWS?
A. TWS will provide only subsidy for participants as mentioned in "Application Outline". TWS offers TWS Residency for overseas residents during the period that TWS sets to execute the project. However, as the numbers of rooms are limited, we cannot always accommodate. Please see "Notices and Instructions" for more detail.
Q. Can I apply more than two projects?
A. Yes you can. There is no limit of the number of the application per person.
Q. Regarding budgeting, is it possible to obtain a commercial sponsor? This would primarily be for the use of equipment, such as a screen or projector.
A. Yes, it is possible to obtain commercial sponsors.
Q. Is this an amount to be given to the artist for everything including production fees, life expenses and etc that he/she needs during the stay in the residence?
A. TWS will pay subsidy which is written in the application outline only.
Q. If I organize an exhibition or performance only with Japanese artists would I still receive the same amount of funding as an international applicant?
A. Subsidy will be determined depending on the places where the representative of the group are living in.
Q. When typing in the form with Adobe Reader, I cannot adjust the font size that my texts don't fit in the form. How can I fix it?
A. The application form is pre-set with font size and number of words limitation by TWS. Please do not change the setting as it may cause faults and TWS is not responsible for this.
Q. In the application form [4.グループ略歴 / Group CV], does this mean providing a biography and full CV for each participating artists, since it would be very long, should I only provide certain highlights? Or, should I only include this information in [(2) Materials: (e) Portfolio] ?
A. Please provide certain highlights for the Group CV, but you can also include full CVs for each artist in the portfolio.
Q. My project can be applied both exhibition and performance. Can I apply both?
A. Yes you can. Format of presentation will be determined by the consultation between TWS and participants when the project is selected.
Q. I am interested in proposing an exhibition and performance. They can be linked together, but they could also be separate. Should I apply with two different applications?
A. You can apply with one application and please select both exhibition and performance. In the case that your project is selected, the format of presentation will be determined in the selection committee. Support is different depending on the format, please read application outline.
Q. Is it possible to propose a group exhibition?
Q. If it is possible to feature the exhibition on floors B or CD should I prepare a layout for both?
A. It is not necessary to prepare both floor plans. However, TWS may ask to change the space from what is preferred in the application form to another depends on other candidates' plans.
Q. If i am interested in presenting programming (an artist talk or lecture) in relation to the exhibition will I need to include this in my portfolio, or can it be determined at a later time?
A. There is a column for "Artist Event" in the application form. Please describe the details if you are planning to have events during the exhibition period.
Q. I wish to display an archive or reading table alongside the featured artists, should this information be included in my portfolio?
A. Please include archive or reading table if portfolio is summarized within 10 pages.
Q. Are the artworks covered by any insurance while on display? I noticed they are not covered during installation/deinstallation.
A. Participants, in their solo discretion, are responsible for arranging insurance to cover any possible accident, loss or damage of their properties during transportation, installation, execution and de-installation of their project.
Q. How many seats can be placed in the venue?
A. The capacity of audience is up to 60. Please refer to "Venue and Execution Schedule" for the details.
Q. Are there any equipment we can use for free in TWS?
A. Participants can use sound equipment which is listed on Equipment list of "Venue and Installation/ De-installation Schedule".
Q. Is it possible to serve drink and food?
A. Participants are not allowed to serve food/drink to visitors/audiences in general.