Art Mediation

Art Mediation and Arts Promotion

In our Art Mediation and Arts Promotion programs, we make use of multifaceted approaches in our attempts to connect the arts audience with the artists and creators taking part in TOKAS programs, their works and creative activities. These programs include talks and workshops aimed at sharing the complex richness of art in enjoyable ways under our concept “To connect art to the public,” as well as use of our archives and online services, our e-mail Newsletter and the publication of our Annual Report, among other activities.


Summer Kids Workshops

With invited artists as instructors, workshops for children are held at TOKAS Residency.

Programs held until now:

NOHARA Marie, "Endlessly Long, Never-ending Paintings, Painted with Various Tools," 2019


OPEN SITE TOKAS Art Mediation Program

Workshops and lectures are conducted by creators from Japan and abroad for participants of all demographics.

Programs held until now:

OZAWA Yuko, "OPEN SITE 2018-2019, 'SPEAKERS: what we physically witness having become vehicles for words'," 2018

harawata, “OPEN SITE 2019-2020, 'tsugu',” 2020

Online Contents

Viewing of contents including 3D VR presentations of exhibitions held at TOKAS are viewable to the public.

TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2020 Exhibition "Daisy Chain,"  The 3D VR of the exhibition space and the comments of participating artists, 2020 

TOKAS Project Vol. 3 "Tokyo Detroit Berlin," The video of comments from directors of participating art spaces and installation views, 2020

Other Programs

Other programs we offer include talk events by participating artists and guest speakers, gallery talks where TOKAS staff members explain about the highlights of the exhibited works, gallery tours that introduce the activities of creators at “Open Studio,” and more.

OPEN SITE 2019-2020, Opening Talk, 2019

OPEN STUDIO 2019-2020/ July, Gallery Tour, 2019

TOKAS Hongo Building Research 

After being constructed in 1928, the present TOKAS Hongo building was long used as a vocational school and as an Education Bureau office, etc. Research has been conducted on the building and a Guide Map and 3D VR contents introducing the building produced along with other materials.

TOKAS Hongo Guide Map

3D VR, TOKAS Hongo Exploration Guide

Building Column 2022, Tokyo City Reconstruction and the Birth of the Hongo Building


TOKAS produces publications such as its Annual Report of activities, pamphlets introducing its facilities, annual schedules of its programs, catalogs introducing its programs, and more.