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Now Accepting Festival Fellow Applications for "The Voice without a Voice, the Voice All Around Us, and My Voice" Art Festival

2015-5-15 (Fri) - 2015-5-31 (Sun)

Students are now being recruited to participate in the planning and execution of "The Voice without a Voice, the Voice All Around Us, and My Voice" art festival while learning about art festivals and how they are created. Started in the 2013-2014 academic year, this project was created to develop human resources in the field of art management, while planning and executing an this art festival. We look forward to seeing what kind of fresh, new art festival you can create.

This art festival, entitled "The Voice without a Voice, the Voice All Around Us, and My Voice," will focus on 3 different voices. "The Voice without a Voice" refers to memories and suppressed voices of individuals or groups, as well as voices buried in the deepest reaches of our memories, only rare coming to the surface. "The Voice All Around Us" refers to the voice of democracy, always looking to involve itself in society, organizations and history. And finally, "My Voice" refers to those individuals that are trying to find their place in the world. Memory, democracy, and the individual. All three carry both problems and potential when sandwiched between oneself and others.

How to Apply:

After reading the Application Guidelines, please submit your application (2 items in total) via the application form (, or send an email to the following address:

Application Guidelines

Who may apply?:

Individuals 18 years of age or older

Those interested in theater, music, fine arts, and performance arts who are either currently working or hope to work at an art institute

*At the conclusion of this year-long program, you will be awarded with a certificate of completion


15 students

Course fees:

22,900 yen (1 year)

Application deadline:

Monday, May 31, 2015

Selection process:

In the event that there is a large number of applicants, a selection process will be held to decide who may participate.

Selection results:

We will inform all successful applicants by phone or email.

Materials for submission:

(1) In addition to your educational and work history since graduating high school, please tell us anything that may aid you in the selection process.

(2) A short essay on the topic of "What I want to attain through taking this course" (Japanese, 400 characters)

*We will not use personal information received for any purpose outside of use in this program.

Date: 2015-5-15 (Fri) - 2015-5-31 (Sun)
Organizer: Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
Venue: Osaka University; others
Registration: TBD

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