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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

  • Host organization

    Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation

  • Address

    1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa 920-8509 Japan

  • Website

Objective To provide artists a space for experiment and creation, thus initiating interaction between artists and local communities through long-term residency, and to help increase the recognition and
popularity of contemporary performing arts among local people. It is desirable to have a showing of the process
and/or performance.
Organization activities The residency program is organized by the Museum, or co-organized with the artists.
We expect the artists to collaborate with local artists, creators and staff, exploring new possibilities uniquely characterizing the residency experience in Kanazawa.
Founded in 2006
Background Major performance-based residency programs
○ FY 2006: Strange Kinoko Company x Justin Caleo “KINOKO Project” performance
* Performance dates: September 23 and 24, 2006 (total of two performances)
* Performance dates: March 11 to 13, 2011 (total of six performances)
○ FY 2013: Japan-South Korea-U.K. joint production "One Day Maybe"
* Performance dates: November 28 to December 8, 2013 (total of 13 performances)
○ FY 2015: Museum x KNZ Fringe~Meeting with the City (1st Phase Jun 8 - 22 / 2nd Phase Sep 26-Oct14)
○ FY 2016〜2017: “Kanazawa Fringe 2017”
* Performance dates:November 3 to 5, 2017
○ FY 2019〜2020: “Kanazawa Fringe ver. Kids/ LOOKOUT"
* Performance dates:August 29, 30 2020
Location / Environment Kanazawa city is located on the Japan sea coast. Rich in forest and water resources with the climate typical to Japan Sea areas. A long-time a center of traditional craft works dating back to the Edo era.
At the same time, this capital of Ishikawa prefecture has good transportation systems and many commercial and industrial activities, and is one of the largest tourist cities in Hokuriku region with the population of 460,000. The Museum is located in the center of the city, near Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku-en. Kanazawa city was designated as a UNESCO Creative City. Since the Hokuriku Shinkansen began operation on March 14, 2015, Providing easy acsess from Tokyo. In the summer of 2020, the Crafts Gallery of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo will be transferrd to Kanazawa, which will mark the first National Museum to be established in the Hokuriku area. Such cultural features of Kanazawa have been attracting attention from in and out of the country.
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Courtesy : 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Theater21, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
Contact Koryuka, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
1-2-1, Hirosaka, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa, 920-8509 Japan
Contact person:Yuko Kuroda

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable

Available on condition


Presentation spaceAvailable

Theater 21 is a multi-purpose blackbox. It is available for performance, new media,
drama, concert, performance, lectures
and symposium.
-Theater21(movable seats 156): 252.0 sq. m
-Greenroom 1: 17.9 sq. m
-Greenroom 2: 15.6 sq. m
-Dressing Room 1: 50.3 sq. m
-Dressing Room 2: 49.6 sq. m
-Preparation Room: 85.8 sq. m


By Bus from Kanazawa Station
HOKUTETSU Local-line Bus (Local Bus):
Take buses from bus terminal 3,6 at East Exit. Get off at “Hirosaka·21st Century Museum”. Walk 1 min. Take buses from bus terminal 8–10 at East Exit. Get off at "Korinbo (ATRIO-mae)". Walk 5 min. (10-min ride)

By plane: Approx. 50 minus by bus from Komatsu Airport (via Kanazawa City)
-From Tokyo to Kanazawa: Approx. two and a half hours by Hokuriku Shinkansen
-From Osaka or Nagoya to Kanazawa: Approx. two and a half to three hours by train
rom Tokyo (Haneda)to Komatsu Airport : Approx. one hour flight
-From Komatsu Airport to Kanazawa Station: Approx 40 min by limousine bus