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Foster young artists

37th Award Ceremony
37th Award Ceremony

Since the association works to promote and popularize public art, we set up “The Takafuji Art Award” in 1980 to foster young talents who could provide a future to public art. In 1991 we extended our invitations to art students overseas and so changed the name to “The International Art Award.” Presently, the scholarship draws students from 12 foreign institutions as well as 13 domestic colleges. Over the last 37 years (by 2016), we have provided support for a total of 714 young art students from Japan and abroad. Some have become leaders in the art world. Among these are the sculptor Noe Aoki, a 1st year grantee, the contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara, a 5th year grantee, the contemporary artist, Kenji Yanobe, a 9th year grantee, and the sculptor and associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Motohiko Odani, a 15th year grantee.

Achievement (Until 2016, 37th.award)

The universities above are correct as of October 2016 (Universities which subject to the application qualification revised and add depend on the year)
Total of winners 714
Total Scholarship 202 million yen ($1.93 million)
Universities
Japan:
Aichi University of the Arts / Hiroshima City University / Joshibi University of Art and Design / Kanazawa College of Art / Kyoto City University of Arts / Kyoto University of Art and Design /Musashino Art University / Nihon University / Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts / Tama Art University / Tohoku University of Art and Design / Tokyo University of the Arts / Tokyo Zokei University
Abroad:
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China / École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France / Berlin University of the Arts, Germany / Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany / Ewha Womans University, College of Arts, Korea / Hongik University, Korea / Seoul National University, Korea / Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore / University of the Arts London, UK / University of London, UK / Art Center College of Design, USA / Pratt Institute, USA

Juries

  • MIYATA Ryohei
    MIYATA Ryohei
    Metal Craft Artist, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • OTSU Eibin
    OTSU Eibin
    Painter, Member of The Japan Art Academy
  • ONARI Hiroshi
    ONARI Hiroshi
    Sculptor, Administrator of Japan Artists Association
  • HIBINO Katsuhiko
    HIBINO Katsuhiko
    Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Director of General Affairs Division, Railway Bureau of The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Managing Director, East Japan Railway Company
  • TAKI Hisao, Director – General, Japan Traffic Culture Association

Winners 2017

Prize for Excellence / Grand Prize SHINYA Satoko Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize Adriana AVENDANO Art Center College of Design, USA
Prize for Excellence AKIRA Miyu Aichi University of the Arts, Japan
SHIMABUKURO Kako Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Japan
OKITA Ayumi Kanazawa College of Art, Japan
KITAURA Yudai Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan
TSUCHITORI Fumika Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan
YAMADA Nanami Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan
KYO Nei Tama Art University, Japan
KAWAKAMI Yoshiro Tokyo Zokei University, Japan
MINAMI Yuriko Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
OIKAWA Aoi Nihon University, Japan
ISHIDA Yasuha Hiroshima City University, Japan
SUZUKI Akane Musashino Art University, Japan
Moon JOHYUN Seoul National University, Korea
Teng TENG Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China
Muhammad Masuri Bin MAZLAN Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Sam SHAW University of the Arts London – Central Saint Martins, UK
Klaudia KRYNICKA Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
Deborah FISCHER École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
Special Jury Prize YASUKOHCHI Ran Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
UEMATSU Mizuki Nihon University, Japan
Renato SETTEMBRE Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany

The Grand Prize winner is selected from among winners of Prize for Excellence.

Interviews

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Interview with alumni art award winner

AOKI Noe Sculptor

Ms. Aoki Noe, a sculptor well known both in Japan and in abroad, is the first recipient of Takifuji
Qualifications Students who are qualified and recommended by professor
Award Amount Prize for excellence: 300,000 JPY single installment Jury’s Special Award: 100,000 JPY single installment
Application Deadline June 30th, 2017
Results Announced Middle of September, 2017
Award Ceremony TBA, in October/ November, 2017

For more information about this award, please refer to the details on PDF below.

The 38th Scholarship Application Guidelines (PDF: 2.78MB)

Takifuji Foundation

About Foundation

Poster of Recruitment of Takifuji Foundation
Poster of Recruitment of Takifuji Foundation

Taki Fuji Foundation was established in 1968 as an aid program to foster potential in the younger generation. The name of “Taki Fuji” was taken by the name of Taki FUJITARO, who is one of the founder. It is available to people working in transportation or traffic related businesses (including tourism) and their family members currently attending university or another form of higher education. Each year around 50 participants are selected and receive financial assistance or full scholarship. Up to 2015, the students who received the scholarship are more than 1700.

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