Roppongi Art Night 2021
Magical Adventure : Find Your Art of Wonder in the Town!


September 23 (Thursday) - September 26 (Sunday), 2021


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


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

Application Details

  • We are looking for live-action, CG-generated, animated or other types of video artwork content that features music, theater, dance and/or performance.
  • Please submit a previously unreleased video work that is no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Preferably, the content should be in either Japanese or English.
  • The content is scheduled to be streamed on the YouTube channel “Roppongi Art Night Digital (RAN TV).”

Works 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.

Honorarium (Compensation for Data)

For artwork that is selected by the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee, the Open Call Project Secretariat will provide an honorarium of 100,000 JPY (consumption tax and withholding tax included) after the conclusion of Roppongi Art Night 2021.
Note that payment will be made either via bank transfer or PayPal.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to fill out and submit an application form.
Please submit your video work to us via YouTube as shown below.

  1. Set the YouTube privacy settings for the video to “Unlisted.”
    Note: Make sure that the video is not available to anyone except for the Open Call Project jurors.
  2. Enter the link to your video in the application form.

Points to Be Aware of Regarding Your Submission

  • The video work that you submit must be a previously unreleased work that is no longer than 15 minutes.
  • You may submit multiple video works for application. When doing so, please select the “Applying for multiple works” checkbox in the “Other” section of the application form.
  • Submitted works must either be works that are copyrighted by the applicant themselves, or else submitted with the full consent of the individual holding the rights to all necessary elements in the work. The applicant must have properly dealt with all rights concerning the work including third-party rights, industrial intellectual property rights, portrait rights, rights to privacy and the rights to any music used in the video work.
  • We will not be able to respond to any inquiries regarding the status of the review.
  • We also ask that you take proper preventative measures against the spread of COVID-19 while producing your video work.
  • In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee, if you wish to film a Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee related video in one or both of the large commercial facilities of Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, advance confirmation is required. Please contact the Open Call Project Secretariat by e-mail for details.

Delivery of data for works that are selected for use

If your work has been selected for inclusion in our project, please deliver your data by means of a file transfer service, online storage or a similar service. Note that the Open Call Secretariat will add a common title to the beginning of all video content that is to be used.

The required data formats are shown below.

  • Video formats: QuickTime (.mov) or MP4 (.mp4)
  • Codec: QuickTime format/Apple ProRes, MP4 format/H264
  • Resolution (aspect ratio): 1080p (16:9)
  • Frame rate: unspecified (29.976 fps recommended)
  • Target bit rate (Mbps): greater than 10Mbps but less than 100Mbps.

Exhibition of Artwork

Artwork that is selected will be published through Roppongi Art Night’s public channel (RAN TV) on YouTube. In addition, a selection of works will be screened on monitors and projectors within the Roppongi area.
As part of the conditions for your submission, we will be exclusively releasing your video content on RAN TV during the period of early September – September 26, 2021, within which time you will not be permitted to release the video elsewhere.
Please also be aware that the artwork may continue to be shown after the conclusion of Roppongi Art Night 2021.

Acceptance Numbers

Pending — currently planning for over 10 works.


Members of the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee

Responsibilities of the Participants (Applicants)

  1. Creating the video artwork and submitting the relevant data
  2. Coordinating and corresponding with individuals affiliated with the video artwork
  3. Images to be provided for publicity use (for use in public relations)
  4. Must have secured copyright or usage rights for all materials

Duties of the Executive Committee

  1. Broadcasting the video artwork
  2. Publishing the information for works included in Roppongi Art Night 2021
  3. Issuing the honorarium fees

Application Deadline

July 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Application Documents

Please fill out your application using the form below

Note that applications cannot be submitted by postal service or in person.


June 1, 2021 (Tuesday)
Applications open (via the Web only)
July 13, 2021 (Tuesday)
Application deadline
Mid- to late July, 2021
Review of applicationsSelection interviews will not be held.
Early August, 2021
Final selections madeApplicants will be notified by email from the Open Call Office.
August 17, 2021 (Tuesday)
Video artwork data must be received
Early September, 2021
Works published

Note: Published artwork will continue to be available after the conclusion of Roppongi Art Night 2021.


Roppongi Art Night Open Call Project Office

P.O. Box 1, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6108

Roppongi Art Night Open Call Project Coordinator
Email: opencall@roppongiartnight.com
TEL: 03-6406-6799 (inquiries accepted 11:00–18:00 Monday-Friday, with the exception of year-end and New Year holidays and other holidays)

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.

“Roppongi Art Night Digital” (RAN TV)

“RAN” stands for “Roppongi Art Night.”
This channel was started as a spinoff project from the Roppongi Art Night 2020, and weintend to continue our involvement with and expansion of this channel.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFiRs1izR5RlpKlBcdqD43w

Note: The contents of this channel are subject to change depending on the circumstances.