“Towards More Accessible Cultural Institutions—Community, Diversity, and COVID” Online Forum

17 January, 2022

Join Tokyo Bunka Kaikan online on the occasion of the institution’s 60th anniversary 

What have cultural institutions and arts organisations learned and gained as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? On January 28, RESEO members Tokyo Bunka Kaikan will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cultural institutions, focusing on examples from Europe, and consider the social mission of arts and culture that emerged during the pandemic.

Registration is free of charge but limited to 500 participants. The event will take place entirely online in both English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation. Register here by 25 January. 


1. Opening

2. Keynote Speech

“Trends and future of the European cultural sector in a time of COVID”

Barbara GESSLER (Head of unit at Creative Europe, European Commission, European Union)

3. Case Study

“Connecting to the Arts in a Time of COVID”

Jillian BARKER (Director of Learning and Participation, the Royal Opera House)

4. Open Discussion “What we lost and gained over the COVID-19 pandemic—Future visions of arts institutions”

Panelists: Jorge PRENDAS (Head of Education, Casa da Música)

KAJI Naoko (Director of Planning and Production Division, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan) and more

Moderator: YUASA Manami (Regional Arts Director, East Asia, British Council)

5. Closing

More info here