What is SIAF2020?

The Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) is an artistic event held in Sapporo, Japan once every three years, and SIAF2020 will be its third edition. Launched in 2014, this triennial events has previously been held from summer to autumn, but we have decided to hold SIAF2020 in winter to leverage more of the features and appeal of Sapporo-a city with snowy winters. Through SIAF2020, we will continue to promote local creativity through introducing contemporary art and media art while publicizing what the city has to offer across Japan and elsewhere through works that feature not just snow and winter but that also touch upon themes such as culture in the northern region.

Winter Moerenuma Park (Glass Pyramid)
Sapporo TV Tower square in winter

Schedule (provisional)

September 2018 Director Team Announced Press Release
April 2019 Announcement of the Director of Communication Design Press Release
Summer 2019 Announcement of the outline of SIAF2020 (e.g., theme, period and benues)
Winter 2019/2020 Announcement of artists and preliminary events
Autumn 2020 Final announcement of the outline of SIAF2020
Winter 2020/2021 SIAF2020 is held