Open Call for participation

Open Call for participation


Naka-Boso International Art Festival “ICHIHARA ART×MIX”, Site Inspection on Dec 23

Open call for artwork proposal of “ICHIHARA ART×MIX”. This project is one of projects for Naka-Boso International Art Festival, held in Ichihara city in Chiba prefecture in Spring 2014. The festival is organized by Furamu Kitagawa. ICHIHARA ART×MIX, the name of Naka-Boso International Art Festival, is currently in preparation.

Ichihara is a medium-sized city situated in the undulating satoyama landscapes Naka-Boso, in the heart of the Boso peninsula in Chiba prefecture. It is blessed with a mild climate and enjoys various local delicacies - an oasis in the midst of the megalopolis.
The festival is staged as a unique international art festival, encompassing nature, food, theatre, performances, music, and sports mixed with art. Various artists will exploit the characteristics of the area and create artworks highlighting the charm of this area.
We look forward to receiving invigorating proposals that can contribute to art and cultural development, rural revitalization and the tourist promotion of Ichihara.

Naka-Boso International Art Festival “ICHIHARA ART×MIX”

We would welcome artworks and plans which can achieve the following:
- bring new values to local resources and activities of local residents
- attract people and become a catalyst for growth
- capture global attention
- revitalize the local area.
Project Categories: nature, food, performance, community, sports, transport, education, renovation

Organization: executive committee of Naka-Boso International Art Festival “ICHIHARA ART×MIX”
Eligibility: Not specified as long as the proposal is original and not presented anywhere.
Awards: Participation in Naka-Boso International Art Festival “Ichihara Art×Mix”
Partial support with production of artworks (up to JPY2,000,000)
Juror: “ICHIHARA ART×MIX”Artists Committee (Director: Fram Kitagawa)

Submission Period: Mon 21 January to Mon 4 February 2013
(should be delivered by 17:00 by post/courier. Please note that the project office won’t accept hand delivery).

Currently, site inspection on Dec 23 (sun) is open to willing participants for this open call.
Site Inspection
Date: 2012 December 23(sun)
Meeting Place: JR Goi station (east gate) at 12:30
Partcipation: JPY 1,000
*Booking is required.
Please send your name, E-mail address, phone number, and number of participants by e-mail to

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