2020 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program2020 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program


KATA -Karate x Digital Technology
Street Dance Meets Japanese Contemporary
The Journey Itself Home
Artistic restaurant exploring sustainability
NichiBei Kids Public Art Project

KATA - Karate x Digital Technology


Event Report (Coleman)


Street Dance meets Japanese Contemporary


Facebook Update (McKinney)

Tabi wa Sumika The Journey Itself Home


Facebook Update (markasearch)

Artistic restaurant exploring sustainability


Facebook Update (Schlesinger)

NichiBei Kids Public Art Project


Event Report(Volta)


Since 1978, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment) have worked with the Government of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho) and the International House of Japan (I-HOUSE) to organize the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program.

In summer 2019, five U.S.-Japan artistic teams are selected to collaborate on a project that reflects the themes of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The completed artistic works will be showcased in Tokyo in summer 2021. This is the first time since the program’s inception that artists were selected as a U.S.-Japan team to produce a joint work to present to the public. This collaborative team approach reflects the spirit of unity that animates the Games, and highlights the enduring partnership between Japan and the United States.

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International House of Japan
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Tokyo 106-0032
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FAX: 03-3470-3170
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