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Roppongi Art Night is a festival of arts that takes place on the stage of Roppongi city. Held continuously since its inaugural edition in 2009, the festival aims to further the possibilities of art within society by developing content such as art exhibitions, music, performances, and talk events throughout the entire city of Roppongi, a place known for its concentration of cultural facilities (including art museums), large-scale complexes, and shopping districts.

Due to the COVID crisis, Roppongi Art Night 2020 scheduled for May 2020 was cancelled, and the next edition of the event is slated for May 2021. However, the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee has decided to develop a Spin-off Project that will differ from the usual Roppongi Art Night, with the hopes of using the power of art to inject an energy of revitalization into the city, even in these times of the pandemic.

The theme of the event is "Can art energize the town today? Roppongi Art Night Digital "RAN TV" is a platform that runs parallel to the real event in the digital world.

This call to artists is for two categories of work: video artworks that will be included in Roppongi Art Night Digital [RAN TV], and an animated title that will become the face of the digital platform.

About


Title

Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project
Right now, can art rejuvenate the city?

Date

February 27 (Mon) – March 21 (Sun), 2021

Venues

Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi Shopping District, other cooperating facilities and public spaces in Roppongi., and Online

Organizer

Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Minato City, Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee [The National Art Center, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Mori Art Museum, Mori Building, Roppongi Shopping District Association]

Application Overview

Please submit video artworks that can bring energy to the city and its people. Works must not have not been exhibited or published previously. We are looking for uplifting and enjoyable video projects such as narrative works, image-based works, and musical, drama, and dance performances. We are also seeking an animated title for the new platform Roppongi Art Night Digital [RAN TV] (details below). All artworks will be broadcast through venues such as YouTube and screened on monitors.

Artworks that do not qualify

  • Works that advertise or advocate for religious or political causes
  • Works that advertise or solicit on behalf of a particular charity
  • Works that advertise, market, or advocate for a particular organization, business, or product

Eligible Participants

Artists, creatives, and staff working in the expressive fields of art, video, music, drama, dance, etc. Individuals and groups are both eligible to apply.

Application Details

① Video Artworks
  • Narrative works, image-based works, music, drama, dance performances
  • Over 3 minutes, under 60 minutes.
② Roppongi Art Night Digital "RAN TV" Moving Title
  • Video artwork incorporating the text ‘RAN TV’ which will be widely used in the digital implementation of Roppongi Art Night’s RAN TV
  • (Think of it as agreeing with the moving logo, title animation, and jingle.)
  • We request three lengths: 15, 30, and 60 seconds. (If it is too difficult to provide three variations, then one or two variations is acceptable)

Honorarium (compensation for data)

After the Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project is completed (scheduled for the end of March 2021), the selected artwork will receive a flat fee of 100,000 yen (including tax) as an honorarium.

How to Apply

Applicants (both ① and ②) should fill out the application form and send it to us. Please send your video work via YouTube as follows.

  1. Set your YouTube privacy settings (public settings) to "Unlisted".
    *Be sure to make it private to everyone except the judges.
  2. Provide the URL to link to the video in the application form.

If you are planning to create a video work, please submit a storyboard or proposal.

Data delivery of selected works

A common title data will be sent to the selected applicants, so please add it to the head of the work and deliver the data.
The data format should be as follows:

  • Video format: QuickTime format (.mov) and MP4 format (.mp4)
  • Codec: QuickTime format / AppleProRes MP4 format / H264
  • Resolution (Aspect Ratio): 1080p (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: Any. Recommended 29.976fps
  • Target Bit Rate (Mbps): Must be between 10M bps and 100M bps.


For the selected works, please send the video data to the Open Call Office as soon as possible after the acceptance.
Please note that we will not return the video data sent to us.

Publication of Works

Selected video works will be shown on the YouTube channel Roppongi Art Night Digital "RAN TV".
Some works will also be screened in the Roppongi area using monitors and projectors.
Some of the works will be screened in the Roppongi area using monitors and projectors, and the common titles may be removed.
Please note that there is a possibility that the films will continue to be shown after the Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project is over.

Acceptance Numbers

Pending – Currently planning for over 10 artworks.

Selection Considerations

Artworks will be selected based on their compatibility with Roppongi Art Night’s mission statement and this edition’s theme – Right now, can art rejuvenate the city?
Artworks must strictly adhere to the requirement that they have not been exhibited or published previously.

Mission Statement
Roppongi Art Night is a feast of art set upon the stage of Roppongi. In this city, where commercial and cultural establishments flourish, we aim to create an extraordinary experience through an assortment of works of not only art, but also music, video, and performance. We propose a new lifestyle where the enjoyment of art becomes part of everyday life. This integration of art and city will elevate Roppongi’s cultural image, serving as a model in community building within the metropolis of Tokyo. The event will continue to grow as an arts festival representing Tokyo.

Jurors

Members of the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee

Duties of the participants (applicants)

  1. Creating the video artwork and submitting its data
  2. Coordinating and corresponding with individuals affiliated with the video artwork
  3. Providing images for publicity use
  4. Must have secured copyright or usage rights for all materials

Duties of the Executive Committee

  1. Broadcasting the video artworks
  2. Publishing the information for works included in Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project
  3. Issuing honorarium fee

Application Deadline

January 24, 2021 (Sun)
* Japan Standard Time

Application Documents

Please fill out your application using the form below
https://f.msgs.jp/webapp/form/13184_cnt_1006/index.do

*Applications cannot be submitted by postal service or in-person

Schedule

2020
Late December
Applications open (web only)
2021
January 24
Application deadline
Late January
Review of applications*There will be no selection interview
Early February
Final selections made*Applicants will be notified by email from the Open Call Office
February 12
Video artwork data must be received
February 27
Works published


*Published artworks will continue to be available after the conclusion of Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project

Inquiries

Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee Open Call Project Office

PO Box 1, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6108
Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee Open Call Project Coordinator

Email: opencall@roppongiartnight.com
TEL 03-6406-6799 (Inquiries accepted, 11:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, with the exception of year-end and New Year holidays and other holidays)

* If you have any questions, please email us.

Handling of Personal Information

Personal information acquired via the application process will be managed by the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee and will not be used for any other purpose.

Other

It is possible to apply for both ① and ②, or to apply for more than one film, but please indicate this in the "Others" section of the application form.
When creating a video work, please take care to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

About "RAN TV"

Roppongi Art Night Digital [RAN TV] derives its name from the initials of Roppongi Art Night.
It will launch with this edition of Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project.
In its first year, it will take the form of an open call project, introducing the projects developed for Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project. Talk events featuring artists and planning staff will be aired while the event is live, along with documentary footage of past events. Roppongi Art Night plans to continue its initiatives beyond the 2021 fiscal year.


*The contents are subject to change due to various reasons.