Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo (ACF Tokyo)
Welcome to the ACF’s website! Our mission is to serve as a point of contact for Austrian and Japanese artists, cultural actors, and scientists and to support the initiating, planning, and implementing of joint projects.
The ACF Tokyo focuses on contemporary art and culture in all its forms. We want to create opportunities for contemporary artists from Austria in Japan and – together with you – highlight Austria as a creative, innovative, and modern country with a diverse and lively cultural landscape.
The ACF Tokyo is also part of EUNIC's Japan Cluster (European Union National Institutes of Culture), a European network of organizations that engage in cultural relations with Japanese partner institutions.
The Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo is located in Tokyo's central Azabu-jūban district within premises designed by Fumihiko Maki (opened in 1976). The Austrian Embassy, the Consulate, and the Ambassador's residence are also based here.
We look forward to hearing from you.
International Cultural Policy
Austria's international cultural policy is led by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. A network of representations and specialized institutions is available to implement policy measures. The Austrian Cultural Fora play a crucial role in putting these into practice worldwide.
The Austrian Cultural Fora abroad organize cultural and scientific projects and act as service points for Austrian artists and scientists.
Currently, Austria has a network of 30 Austrian Cultural Fora in Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Berne, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Brussels, Cairo, Istanbul, Kyiv, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Mexico, Milan, Moscow, New York, New Delhi, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Teheran, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, and Zagreb.
International cultural policy is an essential and invaluable instrument of Austrian foreign policy constituting a driving force that promotes Austria’s international presence in an increasingly interconnected world. Its tasks and goals are formulated in the ‘Foreign Cultural Policy Concept’.
International Cultural Policy Section, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (Link)
Mr. Arno MITTERDORFER
Ms. Akiko SOGA
Cultural Affairs Officer