Call for Submissions

“The Kinsugi Spirit” JACCC Open Call

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

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Apr 30, 2021


Apr 08, 2021

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) invites artists of all creative disciplines to interpret KINTSUGI, the Japanese philosophy of ‘golden repair,’ and showcase their art through a final video.

Poetically translated to “golden repair,” kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

Consider how your art and art-making process can use kintsugi as an approach to individual or collective healing, and explore how your art can be shared using video in an innovative way.

Up to 5 Selected Artists will receive $2,000 to showcase their art through a final video (3-10 minutes) for a special virtual exhibit on JACCC’s website and social media.


All U.S.-based artists who are eligible to work in the United States. Artists across all creative disciplines are welcome, including, but not limited to: music, dance, theater, comedy, visual art, essays, poetry, video art, etc.

Application Instructions

Using the application guidelines, please submit your application through the form below or email the required materials in PDF or DOC format to

- Contact information

- Include 2-5 samples of previous artwork

ARTIST STATEMENTS (Max. 2,400 characters; approx. 400 words)
- (1) Artist Statement: A description of your artistic approach (Max. 1,200 characters; approx. 200 words)
- (2) Commission Description: A description of how you will interpret the philosophy of kintsugi in your art/art-making process (Max. 1,200 characters; approx. 200 words)

FINAL VIDEO DESCRIPTION (Max. 3,000 characters; approx. 500 words)
- A written statement describing your video concept including a general overview of fabrication and production process

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 30th, 2021 @ 11:59PM PST

Submit your proposal here
Visit the website to downlad Submission Guidelines