Kyoto Experiment, which aspires to be a place for experiments in creativity and exchange between artists and audiences, is formed by many people working together. We’re looking for people to help in all kinds of different ways to make Kyoto Experiment happen.
Interested in theater, dance, music, and contemporary art? Want to help run an arts event or simply come into closer contact and become more familiar with the performing arts? We are looking for volunteers! No experience needed, enjoy the festival while giving us a helping hand.
Kyoto Experiment offers two types of internship programs that aim to develop the next generation of talent for the performing arts industry.
Festival Management Team Internships
This internship is aimed at people aspiring to work in the performing arts as a future career as well as those interested in running an art festival. It is a long-term, practical training program held over the course of around six months that covers the entire operation from the preparation through to the end of the festival. Alongside training at the festival office, interns are divided into three streams (office management/administration, public relations, stage technicians) to acquire specialist and practical skills.
Suitable for people concretely considering their future careers, those who want to enhance their language abilities and other skills, and those seeking to deepen their knowledge and experience about the performing arts, this internship forms the first door for entering the working environment of an international performing arts festival. Taking place immediately prior to and during the festival, it is a short-term, concentrated internship where participants work as members of the team on site under the supervision of specialist staff.
Fringe: More Experiments
Fringe: More Experiments is a series of events happening around Kyoto simultaneously with the main festival. It presents performances and events, gathered through an open call, from across a wide range of styles and disciplines, including theater, dance, music, readings, performance, and exhibitions.
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