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From 5 to 15 October, the Creative City of Media Arts of Sapporo, Japan, has hosted another edition of No Maps, the Japanese creative convention, designed to create new business opportunities from the intersection of cutting edge technologies and to explore the interconnectivity of creative forms.
Since last 6 August until 1 October 2017, the second edition of Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) is held in the Creative City of Media Arts. Triennial festival, incepted in 2014, is a unique example uniting not only contemporary art but also design, music and television. Various forms of expression are integrated into this festival including performances, scenic events and projects including the participation of inhabitants.
From 16 to 19 February, Sapporo, a Creative City of Media Arts, is holding an outdoor exhibition displaying the work of the emerging media artist Norimichi Hirakawa, at Moerenuma Park, which will be hosting the 2017 Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) in a few months. Entitled “Datum”, the art installation brings city dwellers to multi-dimensional experience through a skillful calculation of images and sounds.
From 4 to 12 February, Sapporo joins forces with fellow Creative City of Media Arts Gwangju to bring a multi-media snow experience to one of the city’s main squares. Five distinct artistic installations greet city dwellers, housed inside igloos on the background of the transfigured snowy white of Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza “Akapla.”
From 18 November to 25 December, citizens and onlookers are invited to (re)discover the “Sapporo White Illumination”, which sheds light on the site of Odori of the Creative City of Media Arts. The “White Illumination” project started in 1981 and was the first illumination event in Japan. Its concept of expressing the beauty of snowy landscapes with light had a big impact on other Japanese cities, and ever since, illumination events spread all over Japan.
From 10 to 16 October, Sapporo, Creative City of Media Art, organises the comprehensive and cutting-edge international event “No Maps”, which will cross over industry, science and culture through competitions, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, markets and short films screenings, as well as mixing the fields of music, media arts and film.
Sapporo Yukiterrace project is turning the city’s snowy winters into a creative space by giving the opportunity to artists of expressing themselves through the leitmotiv of snow and light.
Sapporo organizes the SAPPORO YUKITERRACE 2015, a Media Arts event on Akapla Square.    Opened in July 2014, the Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza “Akapla” offers the city’s center a new space for relaxation and festivity. This Akapla square was the stage to the SAPPORO YUKITERRACE 2015 conveying the region’s winter allure through a combination of snow and light.