Part 1: “Creating a Diverse Audience – Stepping Stones For English Speakers” Report Session
Junko Okamoto (Saison Foundation) introduces the “Creative Environment Improvement Program”
Speakers: Juliet Knapp (Co-Director, Kyoto Experiment), Yoshimi Toyoyama (Public Relations, Kyoto Experiment)
Part 2: Symposium
Moderators: Yoko Kawasaki, Juliet Knapp (Co-directors, Kyoto Experiment)
Speakers: Wako Asato (Associate Professor of Transcultural Studies at Kyoto University), Oussouby Sacko (President of Kyoto Seika University)
A report session to share the results of the project “Creating a Diverse Audience – Stepping Stones For English Speakers” that was implemented at Kyoto Experiment. This project was subsidized by the Saison Foundation and aimed to create new audiences for the performing arts. Throughout the three-year project ensuring a diverse audience and communicating with this audience was found to be important. Part 1 considers how art institutions or festivals should aim for diversity. Part 2 invites guests Wako Asato, an Associate Professor of Transcultural Studies at Kyoto University who specializes in the empowerment and integration of migrant workers, and Oussouby Sacko, the President of Kyoto Seika University, to think about diversity within arts festivals and universities as well as relationships with minority communities.
An archive video of this report session and symposium is currently streaming online for a limited period:
October 14th (Thu) – 24th (Sun) 2021
The video can be viewed on this page or on the official Kyoto Experiment YouTube channel. Please note it is available in Japanese only. A written report in English will be uploaded at a later date.
Part 1: 17:15-18:15
Part 2: 18:30-20:00