KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival – is a series of art and culture events that explore the collaboration between arts and science/technology, taking place in Okazaki, Kyoto.
It reflects the concept of ‘KYOTO CULTIVATES PROJECT,’ and is in sympathy with the wish of the Kyoto Prize to ‘contribute to the progress of the future of humanity.’ The first version of
KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival – 2020 will be launched in March 2020, preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

※STEAM stands for…Science、Technology、Engineering、Arts、Mathematics


After the industrial revolution, the human progress is confronting a number of challenges, including the survival-threatening global warming and devastating natural disasters, and the
peace-damaging religious conflicts and terrorism. Moreover, the hope of realizing human happiness through the progress of civilization is now clouded by the risk brought by the development
of IT technology. This deepens our nervousness towards the future.
Kyoto, despite endless natural disasters and numerous battles throughout its history, preserves its rich culture passed down from the ancient time. The soil of Kyoto contains the possibilities
of a harmonious coexistence between nature and mankind, as well as a tolerant attitude towards religious difference. KYOTO CULTIVATES PROJECT focuses on the cultivation of what
Kyoto possesses now and their origins, through which a new future of our world may be proposed by Kyoto and Japan.

About the Logo

The motif of this logo is a noren (store curtain), which symbolizes an entrance to an unknown world and an interface to connect different worlds. As the expression “preserve the Noren” says, it is a symbol of an identity. This logo expresses that KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival – is an entrance to a world, and is located between different worlds.


About the Logotype

STEAM is a coined term standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, which are essential for the innovation of education and industries from now on. “A” in the logo type is expressed in a larger font than the others, which means that S-T-E-M will be utilized and developed through Arts. The “A” which fluctuates and exists with movement means it flexibly connects all the areas. The overlapped “A” represents there is a new possibility through Arts in a virtual world.


About the Key Visual

This image evokes one’s expectation for a new kind of festival in a new era. The atmosphere of a lively festival sets the tone of the image, on which the impressions of arts and science/technology are represented in radiant and vivid colors. The color scheme responds to that of the logo mark, which vividly visualizes the sprightly spring.


KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival –2020
2020.3.9(mon) / 21(sat) ・ 22(sun) / 24(tue) ~ 29(sun)
Kyoto City with Okazaki district as the main location
(ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Kyoto City Zoo, and more)

Executive Committee of KYOTO STEAM – International Arts×Science Festival

Chairman of the council
KADOKAWA Daisaku (Mayor of Kyoto City)
AOKI Jun (Director, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
AKAMATSU Tamame (Chief Director & President, Kyoto City University of Arts)
NAGAO Makoto (Director, Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promotion Foundation)
HIRATAKE Kozo(Counselor, Culture and Citizens Affairs Bureau Kyoto City)
General Director
NAKAYA Hide (Former NHK Senior Commentator in charge of Arts and Culture /
Digital-Related Matters / Specially Appointed Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies inHuman Survivability)

Participating organizations

  • 京都市
  • 京都市立芸術大学
  • 京都市京セラ美術館
  • 京都市動物園
  • 公益財団法人京都市芸術文化協会
  • 公益財団法人京都市音楽芸術文化振興財団
  • 公益財団法人京都高度技術研究所
  • 京都商工会議所
  • 京都経済同友会
  • 日本放送協会京都放送局
  • 京都新聞社
  • 京都岡崎 蔦屋書店

Cooperating Organizations

  • 井筒企画
  • KYOTO EXPERIMENT 京都国際舞台芸術祭
  • 京都大学高等研究院
  • 京都大学野生動物研究センター
  • ひだか和紙有限会社

Special Supporter

  • 公益財団法人 稲盛財団

Platinum Partners

  • 株式会社島津製作所
  • ソニーミュージック
  • NISSHA株式会社


  • 一般財団法人ニッシャ印刷文化振興財団

Gold Partners

  • 近畿日本鉄道
  • 京阪電気鉄道株式会社
  • JR西日本
  • 阪急電鉄


  • NTT都市開発
  • 京とうふ藤野
  • 京都銀行
  • 京都信用金庫
  • 京都中央信用金庫
  • 公益財団法人京都伝統伎芸振興財団
  • グランマーブル
  • 月桂冠
  • 江寿
  • 三洋化成社会貢献財団
  • 滋賀銀行
  • ジュヴァンセル
  • 進々堂
  • 大丸京都
  • 髙島屋
  • 宝酒造
  • ひとのときを、想う。JT
  • Panasonic
  • 藤井大丸
  • 丸久小山園
  • 白竹堂
  • 株式会社ユーシン精機
  • リコー
  • 緑寿庵清水

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