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Now accepting applications for participation in the Tokyo Performing Arts Market 2009 (TPAM2009) (Dates: Mar. 4–7, 2009 / Venues: Yebisu The Garden Hall, etc., Tokyo)
      The Tokyo Performing Arts Market 2009 (TPAM2009) will be held from Mar. 4–7 as a comprehensive market for the performing arts, including theater, dance and music. Launched in 1995, TPAM will be held for the 13th time next March. The 2008 holding of TPAM was characterized by an increased focus on overseas arts, being held jointly with an Asian satellite meeting of the largely European and North American IETM contemporary performing arts international network conference while also featuring a tie-up with the Performing Arts Market in Seoul.

    TPAM offers a schedule of live showcase performances, booths and video presentations along with practical seminars and lectures focusing on what’s happening now in the performing arts from a variety of perspectives. Also part of the schedule is the “TPAM Showcase” program (Feb. 28 – Mar. 8) of full-scale performances and studio showings around the Tokyo area. The main venues are the Garden Hall and Rooms within the Yebisu Garden Place in Tokyo and several other venues in the city.

    Although TPAM is primarily a market for performing arts professionals, participation by visitors from the general public is also possible. It offers people a chance to encounter a wide variety of arts from theater to music each day and attend seminars that take you behind the scenes for a glimpse of how stage productions are created.

    TPAM is now accepting applications for participating from organizations and general visitors. Applications can be made online from the TPAM home page. The deadline for early application discounts is Nov. 20, 2008.

Application pages are available for the following categories.
+Tokyo Performing Arts Market 2009 (TPAM)
+TPAM 2009 program application schedule and fees
Booth Presentations
Participation fees: ¥60,000 / ¥55,000 (early application)
Early application discount deadline: Nov. 20, 2008 (Thu.)
Final deadline: Jan. 9, 2009 (Fri.)
Visual Presentations
Participation fee: ¥ 35,000
1st application deadline: Nov. 20, 2008 (Thu.)
Final deadline: Jan. 9, 2009 (Fri.)
TPAM Showcases
Participation fee: ¥ 30,000
* In a set with Booth Presentations, Visual Presentations: ¥10,000
Early application discount deadline: Nov. 20, 2008 (Thu.)
Final deadline: Jan. 9, 2009 (Fri.)
· Visitor pass (for the full four days): ¥10,000~ / ¥8,000 (early application)
· One-day pass: ¥4,000 / ¥3,000 (early application)
Early application discount deadline: Feb. 2, 2009 (Mon)
Final deadline: Feb. 16, 2009 (Mon)
+Event Outline
Dates: Mar. 4 - 7, 2009
Venue: Yebisu The Garden Hall / Rooms, etc.
Secretariat of Tokyo Performing Arts Market 2009 (The Japan Foundation / Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities / Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)