Festival Ambassadors Wanted! (Application Deadline: 6/29)


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Interested in Performing Arts? Social Media? Content Creation? Public Relations?

Join our workshops and apply for the position of “Kyoto Experiment Ambassador”. Ambassadors will work with the Kyoto Experiment festival PR team to manage social media channels and create online content in English! 
Stage 1: The Workshops

These research style workshops will consider the best way to promote the performing arts to an international community.

(1) What Kind of Social Media is Effective? (11:00 – 17:00, Saturday 30th June 2018)

Through research, group discussion and practical tasks, this workshop will explore topics such as how to create innovative social media campaigns, what is strong visual storytelling, which platforms work best for what content and how to reach and engage a target audience. The workshop will also feature talks from special guests Sara Aiko and Moe Ishibashi who will share their professional knowledge, experiences and advice about managing social media channels.

Guest Speaker: Sara Aiko
Founder and creative director of travel boutique Curated Kyoto, Sara introduces and connects travellers to Kyoto through the Curated Kyoto website, social media channels and in-person tours. She has appeared on numerous TV stations such as NHK, Asahi TV, and TBS, introducing her favourite spots in Kyoto. She is also the co-founder of Lan Films, a film productions company that creates commercial imagery.

Guest Speaker: Moe Ishibashi
Freelance marketing and PR professional Moe is currently the community manager for the photography festival KYOTOGRAPHIE, overseeing all their social media channels. Prior to this she was social media consultant at American Apparel Japan managing their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LINE as well as organizing numerous events and promotions.

(2)What is Quality Online Written Content? (11:00 – 17:00, Sunday 1st July 2018)

This workshop will begin with a talk from special guest Ramona Taranu on her experiences writing about theater and creating online written content for web magazine MATCHA. Through an open group discussion with participants, Ramona and festival staff, we will think about effective writing style and structure as well as search engine optimisation and content strategy. Participants will also develop, research and write a short article.

Guest Speaker: Ramona Taranu
Editor and writer based in Tokyo, Ramona currently works as an editorial director for the travel web magazine MATCHA and as a regional managing editor for The Theatre Times, writing reviews and articles on the Japanese contemporary theater scene. She also writes for the literary journal Bungaku Kingyo and is a part-time lecturer at Reitaku University.


Dates:(1) 11: 00 – 17: 00, Saturday 30th June 2018
(2) 11: 00 – 17: 00, Sunday 1st July 2018
Venue:Kyoto Art Center (Meeting Room 2)
Workshop Fee:Free
Requirements:Aged 18 or over
(Although it is possible to attend only one day, those who wish to apply for the
position of ambassador must attend both workshops.)
Application:Please fill out the online application form
Deadline: June 29, 2018 (Capacity: 20 people, accepted on a first come first served basis)

Stage 2: Apply to be a Kyoto Experiment Ambassador

Following the workshops, applications for the position of “Kyoto Experiment Ambassador” will be opened. These part time paid positions involve working with the Kyoto Experiment PR team to promote this year’s festival. Information on how to apply will be available at the workshops.

Responsibilities:Festival publicity in English (managing social media, writing feature articles for
the festival website, event management).
Conditions:Paid position, transportation expenses covered.
Period:July – October. Approximately 30 hours per month.
Location:Kyoto Experiment Office as well as venues around Kyoto city during the festival.
Recruiting:Three Ambassadors
Requirements:Workshop participants who have attended both days.

What is Kyoto Experiment?

Kyoto’s first International Performing Arts Festival has taken place every autumn in Kyoto since 2010 at venues across Kyoto city. We welcome diverse and cutting-edge artists from home and abroad, introducing not only theater and dance, but also work that crosses over in to art, music, design and architecture. This year’s ninth edition of the festival will feature a main lineup of 12 productions with a special focus on female artists or artists and companies that identify as female.

Click here to see 2018 Artist Line Up Sneak Peak!

Presented by Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee
[Kyoto City, ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation), Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation), Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design]
Kyoto Experiment Ambassadors is part of the project “Creating a Diverse Audience – Stepping Stones for English Speakers” supported by:
The workshops are also a Kyoto Arts Core Network Project and are organised in co-operation with Kyoto Art Center and Kyoto Arts Core Network.


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