TURN Fes will feature exhibits, performances and “exchange” among people resulting from time accumulated under the nationwide Interactive Program*. Participants together with the participating artists and facilities where exchange takes place create an experience of diverse interaction unique to the TURN project.
TURN Fes is moreover a forum for artists and people from various backgrounds to meet and share new experiences, where everyone can find their inner creativity and people can be together in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance. TURN Fes Supporters are the ones responsible for creating this environment.
What do TURN Fes supporters do?
This supporter role is ideal for:
- People interested in the TURN concept and who share the same views
- People interested in helping orchestrate art projects
- People who want to help set up exhibits
- People who want to communicate with artists
- People interested in welfare
- People who want to be more active in society
Comments from last year’s TURN Fes Supporters
What sort of people take part?
A wide range of people — company employees and university students, homemakers and senior citizens — took part.
What does the work involve exactly?
As well as the setting up of venues and preparation of material for distribution, supporters are involved in the reception of visitors, venue guidance, helping people who require assistance, operational support for interactive programs, supporting and enhancing visitor experience of the works, etc.
What was the purpose of your participation as a supporter? (from survey replies)
- To learn about different values, and because I thought it might be a chance to take action of some sort.
- I like taking part in art events.
- I wanted to experience a world I know nothing about, so I could broaden my thinking.
- I wanted to get involved in an art project on the ground.
- I was interested in the aims of the TURN project.
What encounters did you have participating in TURN as a supporter? (from survey replies)
- Coming across the words “Living means expressing” had a big impact on me. And meeting people I volunteered with of course, which was novel because of all our different ages and occupations.
- I realized that you can bond with people through art even if your backgrounds are completely different.
- The unexpected number of people interested in the subject matter of TURN.
- Issues concerning society and local communities. Also the questions and realizations that came about from asking myself about these issues. New relationships with the artists involved.
- I was happy to meet volunteers and visitors. It broadened my mind.
You can see the footage from last year’s TURN Fes here.
TURN Fes pre-event preparation and event day operation (preparation, reception, operation of interactive works, guidance, etc.)
Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6
9:00-18:00 (shift duty)
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years old (high school students not permitted).
- Volunteers must be able to participate in the orientation on Sunday, February 19, from 10:00–12:00 at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Art Study Room.
- Volunteers must be able to have internet connection or use e-mails.
- Remuneration: None (Travel expenses will not be reimbursed). The organizers will cover the costs of volunteer insurance.
- People able to communicate in Japanese.
- Supporters must be able to volunteer for at least two of the below shifts.
Thursday, March 2 (1)13:00-17:00
Friday, March 3 (2)9:00-14:00, (3)13:00-18:00
Saturday, March 4 (4)9:00-14:00, (5)13:00-18:00
Sunday, March 5 (6)9:00-14:00, (7)13:00-18:00
Use this form to register.
Friday, February 10 2017, 18:00
*We will notify all applicants whether or not they can participate and let them know the schedule by Wednesday, February 15.
*Applicants will not be screened, but if more people apply than are needed, priority will be given to those who can participate the most number of days.