Launched in 2000, Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF) is an open-call art festival that aspires to discover, foster, and support emerging artists and designers. Organized by Spiral, a cultural facility complex in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama, SICF brings together creative talent across different fields and disciplines to present their work. During the festival, the venue at Spiral bustles with a wide variety of visitors including art enthusiasts as well as professionals from the creative industries such as gallerists, collectors, producers, and buyers. In this way, SICF has continued to expand as a platform for artistic activities through encounters between new talent and visitors.
At the end of the festival, a series of prizes are announced, including the Audience Award, which is selected by visitors, as well as the Judges’ Awards, Second Prize, and Grand Prize. The winners also receive the opportunity to exhibit their work at Spiral.
Applications are open for work by ambitious artists and designers striving to challenge existing values.
December 20th (Fri) , 2019 ― February 14th (Fri) , 2020 ※ no later than 20:00 JST
(1)All creation genres, ages, and nationalities are eligible.
Each participant must be present at booth at all times during the exhibition.
(2)Participation either as individual or as group.
HOW TO APPLY
To register please enter all the necessary information(cv, exhibition plan, picture of art work, etc.) within the submission period on SICF web.
The selection will be announced at the beginning of March and the list of SICF participants will be published on SICF official website in mid-March.
Those who passed the screening process will be able to participate in SICF21.
Group A May 2nd and 3rd, 2020, 11:00 – 19:00 (50 exhibitors)
Group B May 5th and 6th, 2020, 11:00 – 19:00 (50 exhibitors)
※Closed on May 4th for a change of the exhibit
SETTING UP TIMES
GroupA: May 1st, 9:00 – 18:00 and 2nd 9:00-10:45
GroupB: May 4th, 9:00 – 18:00 and 5th 9:00-10:45
Group A May 3rd 19:00–21:00
Group B May 6th 19:00–19:30, 20:30-21:30 (Awards Ceremony: 19:30–20:30)
Spiral Hall (Spiral 3F)
May 6th 19:30－20:30
The winners of the Grand Prize and other awards will be by the judges during the Awards Ceremony.
[Electricity fee]¥11,000 (tax included) ※Up to 1500 watt/day
※Power supply for artworks, PCs, etc. is available with electricity fee above.
※Lighting for each booth will be provided by the organizer. If you plan to prepare lighting equipment
for your artwork(s) individually, please apply for the electricity fee above.
Booth walls: White
50 booths will be set up inside Spiral Hall.
Solo Exhibition at Spiral plus 500,000 yen covering production expenses.
Coverage in “Spiral Paper” (Spiral’s promotional publication)
SICF21 Winners Exhibition
・Semi-Grand prize, Audience Award and Judge’s Awards
SICF21 Winners Exhibition
For more information about the application please check SICFWeb.