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Name of the responsible structure : CAP House
Type of structure : non for profit association
Profile of the initiators of the project : artists collective
Continent : Asia
Country : Japan
Address : zip:650 - 0003
3-19-8 Yamamoto-dori, Chuo-ku; Kobe, Japan
Tel/Fax : +81(0) 78-230-8707
Mail :
Website :
Contact : Tomoko SUGIYAMA, Artist/President - Nobuhisa SHIMODA, Director


C.A.P (Conference on Art and Art Projects) is a group that seeks to promote cultural activities on a non-profit basis. It was formed in 1994 by a group of Kansai-based artists as a concern group on the city of Kobe’s art museum project (which was shelved after the 1995 earthquake). After a four-year negotiation, the group was granted by the city government in 1999 temporary usage of the five-story former Emigration Center building as a collective of studios and event spaces. C.A.P has been exploring the possibilities for sites that support art in a manner that is closer to the artist’s perspective. It also seeks to enhance communication between the art field and the public.

Former use : Emigration Center
Location : city
Foundation year : formed a group in 1994, use of the building in 1999 for 190days, establishment of a registered organization in April 2002(preliminary)
Type of occupation :free-lending contract /and operation agency contract with the city of Kobe
Owner of the building: city of Kobe


Art gallery/exhibition places
Associations spaces

Social and artistic disciplines

Visual Art : Creation / Workshop / Lecture / Conferences / Festivals

Solidarity-Citizenship : Workshop / Lecture / Conferences / Festivals

Financial support

Commission from the city of Kobe
Annual donations from private companies and individuals
Other donations from public


Different contacts in Asia : Acte Kobe Japan ; a non-profit accosiation that promots artistic exchange between artists in France and Japan. Acte Kobe is a name of the benefit event by artists in Marseille produced after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995. (the earthquake in Kobe and wider area in the west part of Japan)

Modified on Monday 2 January 2006