Are you a young performing artist who is willing to challenge new grounds, step out of your comfort zone, and work collaboratively in unfamiliar environments with foreign cultures? Then APAF is designed for you.
What is APAF Lab.?
Tokyo Festival APAF (Asian Performing Arts Farm 2019) will be running APAF Lab. Participants from Asia who are active in the field of performing arts, selected through a public call for participants, will stay in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Tokyo, Japan, for about one week each, to deepen their understanding of their mutual awareness of issues and approach to creating performative works through theater, listening to lectures,visiting art spaces, workshops, and discussions.
During the Lab period, facilitators known as captains will assist the participants in setting up the issues and exploring these through dialog. In the latter session, held in Tokyo, an interim reporting session will be held on the first day, with a public presentation held on the final day, in which each participant will share with an audience what they have acquired in the course of this Lab.
Unlike performances of regular works, rather than focusing on degree of completion, this will be a site to focus on the processes leading up to completion, as well as emphasizing future possibilities. This program will foster the human resources and activities required for the future world of performing arts, in which cross-border activities will be in high demand.
APAF Website: http://butai.asia/en/about
Location and Schedule of APAF Lab. Workshops
First session: Lab. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
September 26 – October 4, 2019
Second session: Lab. Tokyo, Japan
October 20 – October 28, 2019
Number of Participants Sought
Approximately three from Southeast Asian countries.
*A total of eight (8), including participants from Japan and Asia.
Important details including qualifications and benefits:
How to Apply
1.Download the guidelines and application form.
2.Attach a head shot photo.
3.Attach latest resume.
4.Email application with attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before June 24, 2019, 23:59 (Monday)
Subject of email:
[APAF 2019 Applicant] LAST NAME, First Name