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  • Address

    B1F, Shin-Takashima Station, 5-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012 Japan

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Objective Initially concentrating on art, architecture and performance, over time BankART
diversified their scope of activities and embraced other genres. In the midst of this
continual expansion it has invested a lot of energy into “everyday work”. In addition
to the specialised art bookshop with its comprehensive stock of DVDs and
exhibition catalogues, the café and pub located on its premises remains open
daily until 23:00. The artist in residence programme runs throughout the year and
on weekday nights adult education classes (Terakoya) are on offer. All these activities
occur in parallel with the day-to-day business of running BankART.
Organization activities -Artists-in-residence program
-Exhibitions, symposia, seminars, workshops and other events, planned separately from the residency program
-Information service on arts and culture through publication of periodicals and website
Founded in 2004
Background In 2004, BankART1929 was instigated as part of the Creative City Initiative, a
spearhead regeneration programme, promoted by the Yokohama City government.
Embracing the notion that art is the equivalent of creative thinking in an
urban context, its objective was to focus on inner-city regeneration.
Location / Environment It's located in Minato Mirai erea in Nishi ward and Naka ward, Yokohama.
Contact BankART1929

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable


Presentation spaceAvailable


BankART Station
Directly connected to Minatomirai Line Shin-Takashima Station

Open calls

Currently there is no program available for application.