This comprehensive Arts Management information site was established in 2004 as an archive of the Toyota Art Management Seminars and as a source for a variety of information related to arts management, in collaboration with the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan. Net TAM aims to promote and heighten awareness of arts management to encourage and develop community-based arts activities all over Japan, as well as to develop human resources engaged in arts and culture. To achieve this mission, Net TAM provides a wide range of information such as job listings, commentaries, web lectures, BBS, references and useful links, in addition to a directory of arts management programs, which have been held 53 times in 32 areas nationwide over the eight-year period from 1996 to 2004. The site is used by many people starting to study art management, those currently working in art fields with approximately 500,000 page views each month.
In 2013, the Arts Management concept was expanded to society, and activities that support persons involved in the arts have been commended, with this program honored by the Association for Corporates Support of the Arts, Japan.
Some of our most popular contents are:
A series of essays on a common theme, each written by a different person active in their fields. Packed full of the latest topics in art management.
Net TAM Courses:
Learn art management on the web. An excellent combination of fundamentals, application and practice!
The Possibilities of Art in Society:
On-the-ground reports of art activities that address social challenges such as natural disasters.
Arts Infrastructure KAIZEN Case Studies:
Revolutionary initiatives and efforts to improve the art scene.
Art and culture-related job information boards. If you register as a Net TAM member, you can also post job information.
Olympiad Cultural Express:
Net TAM continually updates content to deliver information current with changes in society and the art environment. The new Olympiad Cultural Express was launched to deliver a wide variety of Cultural Olympiad information for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
It is our hope this site continues to provide the opportunity for those on the cutting edge to communicate their activities in the art scene from a wide range of viewpoints.
Site Planning and Operation
- Net TAM executive secretariat: Toyota Motor Corporation, Association for Corporate Support of the Arts Japan
- System design: SETENV
- Logo design: Kensaku Kato, Art Director, LABORATORIES
History of Net TAM:
|2004||March||Final session (Vol. 53) of Toyota Art Management Course (TAM) held|
|July||"Survey about Art Management Course" conducted|
|October||Net TAM starts|
|2005||March||Career Bank starts|
|October||Overseas information added to "To Study Art Management"|
|December||Changed the name of reference pages to "Net TAM Bookshelf," added significantly more information|
|2006||August||"Starting Art Management" starts|
|September||"TAM SEED – Starting TAM and Beyond -" starts|
|October||Top Page redesigned|
|November||Forum Blog starts|
|2007||March||Toyota Art Management Forum 2007 starts|
|May||Toyota Art Management Forum 2007 video released|
|August||Net TAM Blog starts|
|October||Some English-language web pages launched|
|2008||March||Open call for "Toyota Arts Infrastructure KAIZEN Support Project (hereinafter, "KAIZEN") announced|
|June||First KAIZEN selections held, applications for public comments accepted, and official website and blog launched|
|July||KAIZEN Public Presentation Competition (Final Selection Committee) held|
|September||KAIZEN Public Presentation Competition (Final Selection Committee) video released|
|2009||- July||Support for planning and implementation of KAIZEN adoption|
|October||Net TAM website completely redesigned|
|2010||March||Net TAM Twitter starts|
|April||In-site search function added|
|May||Arts and cultural grant information (Net TAM Blog) posts start|
|August||Significant update to "Art Management Chronology" information|
|2011||January||Net TAM Survey conducted|
|March||Arts Infrastructure KAIZEN File starts|
|April||Back issues of Relay Columns and TAM SEED revised|
|September||Career Bank and Information Bulletin Board search and post features expanded
"The Possibilities of Art in Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction" starts
|October||Art Keyword starts|
|2012||September||"Let's All Support Art: First-time Donor Story" series starts|
|2013||April||Net TAM .pdf archive established|
|May||Net TAM version of "Art Job Picture Book" released
December "Toyota Able Art Forum Ten Years Later – History and Future of Able Art" serial starts
|2014||February||Net TAM Course Special Series starts|
|October||Net TAM website complete overhaul; content names changed
Net TAM Course Practical starts
|2015||September||An Association for Corporate Support of the Arts mini-mecenat forum entitled "Disaster and Art - Exploring the Possibility of Art in Disaster Reconstruction from the Viewpoint of Disaster Prevention" held in collaboration with Net TAM. Report posted to "The Possibilities of Art in Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction" Net TAM's first video posted|
|October||Renewed Relay Columns with assigned supervisors setting the themes and coordinating the writers.|
|2016||March||"The Possibilities of Art in Disaster" starts; "The Possibilities of Art in Society" starts together with "The Possibilities of Art in Disaster Reconstruction"|
|October||Olympiad Cultural Express starts|
|2017||March||English-language web pages updated|