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Foster young artists

38th Award Ceremony
38th 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 TAKIFUJI Art Award.” Presently, the scholarship draws students from 12 foreign institutions as well as 13 domestic colleges. Over the last 39 years (by 2018), we have provided support for a total of 758 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 2018, 39th.award)

The universities above are correct as of October 2018 (Universities which subject to the application qualification revised and add depend on the year)
Total of winners 758
Total Scholarship 222 million yen ($1.96 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,
    The ninth President, 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
  • AOKI Noe
    AOKI Noe
    Sculptor
  • 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 2018

Prize for Excellence / Grand Prize USUDA Takato Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize Randa MADDAH École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
Prize for Excellence YAMAMOTO Itomi Aichi University of the Arts, Japan
KISHI Hiromi Kanazawa College of Art, Japan
NAKAZAWA Fukumi Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan
KAMITANIDA Hiroyo Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan
ISHIO Hikari Tama Art University, Japan
SHIMADA Kana Tokyo Zokei University, Japan
SASAKI Rie Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
SONODA Eren Nihon University, Japan
OMURA Chikara Hiroshima City University, Japan
OTSUKA Miho Musashino Art University, Japan
Yoo JAESIK Seoul National University, Korea
TLiu FENG Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China
Choo Li Wei, LEWIS Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Zheng BINGMIAO Art Center College of Design, USA
Marie-Louise MEYER Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany
Special Jury Prize NODA Chiharu Aichi University of the Arts, Japan
TAKEUCHI Aya Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Dennis FUCHS Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
Margaux LELIEVRE École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

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

Interviews

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Interview with alumni art award winner

UCHIUMI Satoshi Artist

UCHIUMI Satoshi , the 20th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner who is producing works in many pu
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, 2018
Results Announced Middle of September, 2018
Award Ceremony TBA, in October/ November, 2018

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

The 39th Application Guidelines 2018 (PDF: 2.84MB)

Takifuji Foundation

About Foundation

Poster of calling for Takifuji Foundation scholars
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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