Launch: JACCU 2023 Entaku Meetings Introduction
JACCU Art Platform has an exciting new project for 2023: a series of Entaku Meetings for artists, makers and creators whose work relates to Japan. Are you that curious spirit who is looking to connect with other people in the field of art and culture? Or perhaps you have some art- and business-related questions and could use some support and advice? In that case, keep on reading!
Support for Japanese Arts
JACCU offers help in creating opportunities and support for artists and makers to meet, engage, share and gain knowledge and experience.
Entaku means roundtable in Japanese. There are many matters to discuss in the art sector and it is important that we support each other to strengthen the society of Japanese arts in the Netherlands. We will gather and talk about what we need to learn, how to improve, how to widen our network and gain exposure and so on. We aim to improve the quality of these gatherings with the contribution of the participants, and build a strong community around Japanese arts in the Netherlands.
How it started
Our first artists’ meeting took place during the Manga and Japanese Culture Week in 2022. We met with 8 professional artists at the Neude Library, offering all the attendees a chance to meet each other, talk and exchange ideas. This gathering generated so much interest that it sparked us at JACCU to offer these opportunities on a more frequent and regular basis.
From ideas to actions
The Entaku meetings – which will take place in Utrecht bi-monthly – serve as an opportunity for Japanese artists, non-Japanese creatives with a Japan-related art form, and creative sector professionals to gather and engage in a plenty of activities from brainstorming and networking to creating dialogue on Japanese arts and culture in the Netherlands. We all work together, JACCU and the artists, new ideas are born and we follow up on them in a beautiful creative circle.
First Entaku Meeting in March
We are holding the first meeting at the Noda Café, in Neude Library, on the 3rd of March. In the first half hour, Hiroko Matsushita and Masaru Saito will introduce the Entaku Meetings series and their content and purpose. In the second half hour, Taciser Sevinc and Marina Visic will introduce the new art platform of JACCU. In the second hour, the participants can interact and ask questions about the initiatives or simply enjoy their drinks while engaging with other artists and professionals in the creative sector.
For this first meeting -being an introduction and warming up session- we invite everybody to join for free. Plus, the first drink is on the house!
However, we have limited seats for participants. Please hurry and fill the registration form below to subscribe for the first March meeting. Don’t miss this unique opportunity and come to meet us and other wonderful people!
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JACCU is the short name of the Stichting Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht. The main objective of the foundation is to represent and disseminate Japanese art and culture in their broadest sense.
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