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Foster young artists

40th Award Ceremony
40th Award Ceremony

As The Association promote public art all over japan, we set up “The TAKIFUJI Art Award” in 1980 to foster young talents who could contribute to the future of public art. Since we extended our invitations to overseas students in 1991, we changed the name to “The International TAKIFUJI Art Award.” Presently, the scholarship draws students from 13 foreign institutions as well as 13 domestic colleges. Over the last 41 years (by 2020), we have provided support for a total of 800 young art students from Japan and abroad. Some have become leaders in the art world. Among them, sculptor AOKI Noe, a 1st year grantee; contemporary artist; NARA Yoshitomo, a 5th year grantee; contemporary artist, YANOBE Kenji, a 9th year grantee; and sculptor and associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, ODANI Motohiko, a 15th year grantee.

Achievement (Until 2020, 41th.award)

The universities above are correct as of October 2020 (Universities which subject to the application qualification revised and add depend on the year)
Total of winners 800
Total Scholarship 233.8 million yen ($2.33million)
Universities
Japan:
Aichi University of the Arts / Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts / Kanazawa College of Art / Kyoto City University of Arts / Kyoto University of the Arts (former Kyoto University of Art and Design) / Joshibi University of Art and Design / Tama Art University / Tokyo University of the Arts / Tokyo Zokei University / Tohoku University of Art and Design / Nihon University / Hiroshima City University / Musashino Art University
Abroad:
Ewha Womans University, College of Arts & Design, Korea / Hongik University, Korea / Seoul National University, Korea / Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China / The Education University of Hong Kong, China / Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore / École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France / Berlin University of the Arts, Germany / Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany / University of the Arts London, UK / University College 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 /
    Director of Japan Artists Association
  • HIBINO Katsuhiko
    HIBINO Katsuhiko
    Artist /
    Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • AOKI Noe
    AOKI Noe
    Sculptor
  • Director of the General Affairs Division, Railway Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Senior Executive Officer, East Japan Railway Company
  • TAKI Hisao, Director – General, Japan Traffic Culture Association

As of October 2020.

Winners 2020

Prize for Excellence / Grand Prize KOBAYASHI Konomi Musashino Art University, Japan
Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize Ymane CHABI-GARA École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
Prize for Excellence SUZUKI Ryohei Aichi University of the Arts, Japan
SHIRAHAMA Mariko Kanazawa College of Art, Japan
SONODA Yukino Kyoto University of the Arts (former Kyoto University of Art and Design), Japan
HORI Misa Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan
ABE Yuki Tama Art University, Japan
ARAKAWA Koken Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
UEDA Tetsuya Tokyo Zokei University, Japan
SEKI Echika Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
KIM Jeongwoo Nihon University, Japan
MORISHITA Maho Hiroshima City University, Japan
Eun-Ho LEE Seoul National University, Korea
Jinwan ZHANG Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China
Suhuai HUANG Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Jyunkyu LIM Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany
Veronica TORRES Art Center College of Design, USA
Special Jury Prize MASUI Saori Kanazawa College of Art, Japan
HARADA Ayano Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
Caroline MEYER Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

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

Interview

New

The 36th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winnner

KANEMARU Mikako Japanese painter

KANEMARU Mikako, a painter, created her first ceramic art as an invited artist for The Traffic Cultu
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 15th, 2021
Results Announced Middle of September, 2021
Award Ceremony TBA, in October/ November, 2021

*There is possibility that the event be cancelled or changed due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

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

The 42th Scholarship Application Guidelines 2021 (PDF: 3.4MB)

How to apply online the International TAKIFUJI Art Award (PDF:1MB)

Takifuji Foundation

About Foundation

Poster of calling for Takifuji Foundation scholars
Poster of calling for Takifuji Foundation scholars

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 2020, the students who received the scholarship are more than 1800.

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