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Outline of Japan Arts Council


The Japan Arts Council is managed and operated by a staff of about 300 under the leadership of an executive board, which consists of a president, executive directors(not more than three persons), and auditors (two persons).

The Board of Councilors consisting of up to 20 persons of high academic standing, is set up to advise the president and deliberate important issues concerning the management of the Japan Arts Council. An Evaluation Committee under the Board of Councilors evaluates projects and activities of the Japan Arts Council, and reports results to the Board of Councilors.

Furthermore, the president entrusts matters requiring specialized advise to expert committees consisting of individuals of high academic standing, such as Japan Arts Fund Management Committee, National Theatre public presentation committee, National Theatre Research Projects Committee, etc.