Launched in 2000, Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF) is an open-call art festival that aspires to discover, foster, and support emerging artists and designers. Organized by Spiral, a cultural facility complex in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama, SICF brings together creative talent across different fields and disciplines to present their work. During the festival, the venue at Spiral bustles with a wide variety of visitors including art enthusiasts as well as professionals from the creative industries such as gallerists, collectors, producers, and buyers. In this way, SICF has continued to expand as a platform for artistic activities through encounters between new talent and visitors.
At the end of the festival, a series of prizes are announced, including the Audience Award, which is selected by visitors, as well as the Judges’ Awards, Second Prize, and Grand Prize. The winners also receive the opportunity to exhibit their work at Spiral.