Terms & Conditions for Practitioners Featured on the Directory
Below are the terms and conditions an eligible practitioner or organisation must agree to for their practice to be profiled on the Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia.
The following terms and conditions are effective from January 29, 2019, and may be revised at any time.
Our Purpose and Mission Statement
The Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia, thereon referred to as “Directory” is a public website domain hosted by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Originally called the Japanese Artists’ Directory in Australia, the directory was launched in 1997 as part of the Australia-Japan Friendship Anniversaries (1996-98), agreed by both Japanese and Australian governments.
The directory now further incorporates the dynamic range of established and emerging artists, art forms, experts and organisations within Australia. Its operations and headquarters are based at The Japan Foundation, Sydney office located in Central Park, Chippendale.
The purpose of the Directory is to:
Connect Australia-based Japan-related artists/practitioners/organisations (thereon referred to as “practitioners”, who are active in their field, to people and organisations who are in need of their skills and expertise, either to create new works or hold events such as workshops and artist talks.
The directory aims to act as a reference point for people and organisations to contact professional and experienced practitioners.
The purpose of the Directory is not to:
- Archive the works and history of Australia-based Japan-related practitioners who have passed.
- Archive the works and history of Australia-based Japan-related practitioners who are no longer active or are retired.
- Act as a platform through which practitioners directly sell their works to clients or patrons.
- Act as the official ‘professional front’ for practitioners.
- Act as a promoter for the practitioner.
- Practitioners can submit their profile application by emailing artdirectory(A)jpf.org.au. The Japan Foundation, Sydney may also independently approach artists who they believe may be interested in having a profile on the directory.
- The Japan Foundation, Sydney reviews the practitioner and their works and will conclude as to whether the practitioner’s work is appropriate for the directory. This decision is made at the discretion of The Japan Foundation, Sydney
- Once a practitioner is qualified for the directory, the two parties will remain in communication to acquire the necessary media materials and information for the practitioner’s profile.
- Once the profile has been completed and is published to the website, the practitioner will be contacted to notify them that the profile is live.
- The artist must already have a pre-existing online presence in the form of an official website or social media account dedicated to their arts/cultural practice prior to applying.
- Practitioners that list profiles with the Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia must be currently active in their field. To qualify as an active practitioner, the artist must be either currently producing new works, exhibiting works, or participating in events or activities associated with their works.
- The artist must be an Australian resident or hold an Australian visa at the time of the application.
- The practitioner must be based and working in Australia.
- The work of the practitioner will be reviewed by The Japan Foundation, Sydney to determine whether the work is appropriate for listing on the directory.
Dismissal of a Practitioner Profile
The Japan Foundation, Sydney reserves the right to remove or edit profiles at any time without notice.
A practitioner profile may be removed for any of the following reasons;
- The practitioner is no longer active or deceased.
- The practitioner engages in unwarranted or inappropriate behaviours towards staff members of The Japan Foundation, Sydney or other shareholders of the Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia.
- External links on the practitioner profiles such as an official website displays inappropriate content that is not suited to the audience of The Japan Foundation, Sydney and the Art Directory.
- No longer based in Australia.
- For any other reasons deemed to be inappropriate.
A practitioner profile may be edited for any of the following reasons;
- The practitioner has not provided proof of permission of use for content/links/materials published by a third party or organisation.
- The practitioner has included false or misleading information on their profile.
- The practitioner has included inappropriate materials that could result in a conflict of interest between The Japan Foundation, Sydney and a third party.
- The practitioner has provided materials or information that is grammatically incorrect, unconcise, or illegible.
Requirements of a Successful Applicant
- The practitioner is required to produce a range of materials to the Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia and provide these to The Japan Foundation, Sydney upon submitting their profile online. These materials include; a profile image, gallery images of their works/performances, a 200 word biography and contact information. If the minimum required materials are not produced by the applicant, the practitioner profile will not be uploaded to the Art Directory.
- If practitioners do not wish to have their public contact information such as phone or e-mail publicly listed onto the Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia, they are required to indicate this in the form that they submit upon application to the Directory. In the instance that neither preference is indicated, their contact details will not be uploaded onto the Directory.
Profile images are a mandatory feature of the practitioner’s Directory profile. The practitioner is not required to submit a photo of them to the directory. Practitioners may choose a picture of their works to instead be used as a profile image.
External Links on Practitioner Profiles
- The Japan Foundation, Sydney is not held accountable for any external links that practitioners provide to us to be externally linked from the Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia.
- Links provided to The Japan Foundation, Sydney will undergo a thorough examination at the time of submission. Any later changes to website content that is shown via practitioner links such as external social media accounts will not be monitored by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is a non-profit government cultural organisation. Hence, we are not authorized to directly link to any crowd funding pages, fundraisers, e-stores, or other commercial activities on practitioner profiles.
Examples of Works on Practitioner Profiles
- The Directory will only upload the images and videos that depict the original work or demonstrate their practice of the practitioner. If the practitioner does not own the copyright of the media depicting their work, they must receive permission from the copyright holder before submitting the content for their profile.
- If a practitioner wishes to link to third party copyrighted or published works related to their practitioner work and practice, they are encouraged to do so via their own professional website or social media pages. The Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia is authorized to refuse to externally or internally link to or host any practitioner content that is copyrighted or published under a third party organisation or business.
- Content provided to the Directory such as images of artworks that feature the branding of a third party organisation unaffiliated with The Japan Foundation, Sydney or The Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia will be refused from being uploaded to the practitioner profile so as to avoid a conflict of interest between our organisation and other third parties.
Maintenance of the Directory
The Directory of Japanese Arts and Culture in Australia is maintained by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Links and materials provided to The Japan Foundation, Sydney will undergo a thorough examination at the time of submission. Any later changes to website content that is shown via practitioner links such as external social media accounts will not be monitored by The Japan Foundation, Sydney unless notified.
Closure/Suspension of the Directory
The Japan Foundation, Sydney reserves the right to suspend or close the Directory without providing advanced notice to Practitioners.