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Kyoto Experiment + Open Network for Performing Arts Managers (ON-PAM) Symposium


October 22, 2017

Freedom of Expression 2

This symposium is organized by Open Network for Performing Arts Managers, which works to connect society and the performing arts both nationally and internationally.
On October 14th, 2013, an ON-PAM symposium was held at Kyoto Art Center on the theme of freedom of expression. Four years on, the world has changed radically and the issue of freedom of expression has now come firmly to the fore in Japan. This discussion features a range of perspectives from Japan and overseas on one of the most important of human rights.
Speakers: Martine Dennewald (artistic director, Festival Theaterformen), Jooyoung Koh (independent producer), Hiromi Maruoka (director, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama), Chiaki Soma (art producer / representative director, Arts Commons Tokyo), June Tan (producer, Five Arts Centre)
Date: October 22 (Sun) 14:00-16:00
Venue: Conference Room 1, ROHM Theatre Kyoto (13 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto >>Access
Admission: ¥500 (No reservation required)
Language: Japanese and English (with consecutive interpretation into Japanese)
Presented by Kyoto Experiment and Open Network for Performing Arts Managers


Open Network for Performing Arts Managers (ON-PAM)

This network is established in February 2013 to look into the future, 10 or 20 years ahead, with the consideration of current situation surrounding our society and performing arts, as well as what took place in the preceding decades. By building a national and international network and effectively maintaining it, with the individuals who work closely with society as presenters, producers or managers of performing arts to connect artists/artistic groups and the audience, we will try to define and raise the recognition towards the social role of contemporary performing arts and to advocate on cultural policies, aiming to contribute to the benefit of performing arts and society as a whole. In order to accomplish such aim, we create a membership network that is an “open network” and, unlike an association or a project consortium, it will connect all the members horizontally.