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Music Program TOKYO Workshop Workshop! Tokyo Networking Initiative Seminar for Supporting Young Musicians' Activities
"What work do artists have other than performing?"

At the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, we have been supporting young musicians to get them engaged in various activities in diverse places as professional artists. This seminar provides a beginner's guide and useful tips carefully chosen for general working people as the first step for an artist to build a career.

Date Mon, Dec 13, 2021 14:00-15:30

Online (Zoom)

Genre TBK productions Other

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Seminar Topics

Basic Business Etiquette and Tips to have your work flow smoothly

⁃ Email etiquette

⁃ Telephone etiquette

⁃ Make sure to Greet! (meetings, interviews, dress rehearsals, on the day of your recital, after the recital)

Why is a contract necessary?

Prepare your basic self-promotion kit

⁃ Artist Biography (how to include information you want to appeal, at least 2 versions are needed)

⁃ Photographs

⁃ Recordings

⁃ Business cards

⁃ Use a professional email address

⁃ SNS as a means of telling your current status

Lecturer and Moderator

Lecturer: IRIYAMA Koichi (Chief Executive Officer, AMATI Inc.)

Moderator: TANAKA Reiko (Executive Producer and Board Member, NPO Triton Arts Network)


◇View lecturer and moderator’s profiles (only in Japanese)

About Tokyo Networking Initiative

The Tokyo Networking Initiative is a unique project of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan to connect young artists with personnel in the cultural field in cooperation with other cultural facilities in Tokyo.

The project provides: support for outreach events by cultural institutions eager to start such activities, events for networking with the facilities experienced in supporting young artists, presentation opportunities for related projects, training for young artists, and concerts to introduce them. Through these programs, we aim to revitalize the local communities all over Tokyo with music.

Maximum number of participants

approx. 30 (Advance application required on a first-come, first-served basis)

Target participants:

Young musicians and music college students, including those who are currently active as professionals and those who are aiming to build professional careers as a musician

PhotoIRIYAMA Koichi (Chief Executive Officer, AMATI Inc.)
PhotoTANAKA Reiko (Executive Producer and Board Member, NPO Triton Arts Network)


Prices (tax included)

Free Participation

Application Period

Thu, Oct 28–Mon, Dec 13, 2021

* First-come, first-served basis. The application will be closed once the application number reaches the limit.

How to apply

Application Form (The form is only in Japanese.) The application has been closed.



⁃ The applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and will be closed when the application number reaches the limit. The seats, however, will again become available in case of cancellations or other reasons. Please note that we do not offer wait list for the cancellation.

⁃ If an applicant submits multiple times, only the first application will be valid.

⁃ To ensure that you receive emails from us, please add the domain “” to the whitelist such as approved sender list you have enabled them on your email setting. (If you have set up those sender filterings on your email, you may not receive the application confirmation email and short notices from us.)

⁃ The applications are accepted only for the participation of applicants themselves.

Other Information

* The seminar is conducted only in Japanese.
* Photography and video recording will occur during the session for our reports, publicity materials, and other communication tools including SNS.
* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section +81-3-3828-2111

Organizers & Supporters

Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Arts Council Tokyo

Sponsors & Grantors

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan