Get studio space with views of Mount Fuji & old Japan.
From November 1st, Shizuoka City will take applications from all over the world for studio space tenancy, in advance of the opening of "CCC" (The Center for Creative Communications) in spring 2008. It is a new facility for the support of content creators.
Shizuoka city actively supports creators. They administer "ICN" (international creative network), matching creators and companies for business opportunities and also hold a festival called "SCVF" (Shizuoka Contents Valley Festival).
With the purpose to support the growth and promotion of the contents industry, CCC is an incubation and education facility for moving image, music, and design creators. Creatives from around Japan and the world will be invited to conduct seminars and workshops, as well as present exhibitions. As a center for creative industry in Shizuoka, CCC aims to be active locally and globally.
There are 10 studio spaces available, each approximately 30 square meters in size with high speed internet connection (usage fees are separate) and 24-hour building access. This unique facility is housed in a renovated building which until this Spring was used as an elementary school. It has everything a creative could want – a rental high-vison editing room, presentation room, gallery, meeting rooms, cafe and more! Across from the castle where the famous shogun who united Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu, chose to spend his last years, and with a magnificent view of Mount Fuji, CCC has the ultimate Japanese Cool location. Shizuoka City is closer than you think – it is only a 55 minute shinkansen ride from Tokyo. And with only a 10-minute walk from the JR Shizuoka train station to CCC, you could easily go anywhere for meetings, etc... All this for a monthly rental of only 30,000 yen per space!
Any currently active creative business (moving image, design and other content creators) or those who want to start up their own creative business, regardless of nationality, may apply.
CCC (The Center for Creative Communications) Tenant Application
Applications Accepted: November 1st thru November 30th, 2007
Information in Japanese is available on the website.
For further questions, please contact:
Shizuoka City Industry Policy Division, New Industry Desk
Tel: 054-354-2313 (9:00 to 17:00, weekdays; Japanese only)
For facility and application details in English, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org