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Satomi

MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy

Satomi has always enjoyed going to see exhibitions and antique markets with her Japanese family since childhood, which cultivated her interest in the arts. It was a sensational moment for her when she first visited Yokohama Triennale 2001, which was an international modern arts festival in Japan. She was deeply astonished and impressed when she first saw cutting-edge contemporary art works including Yayoi Kusama. After the visit, she bought an original silk-screen print of Kusama as a determination to always have art in her life.  

Satomi studied mass media and advertisement on a social sciences Bachelors degree in Tokyo, which included a curatorship element. As she was passionate about cultural industries, she worked for Design Association, which organises international design events, as an administrator and TV producer assistant after she graduated. After working for Orix Corporation, as a business administrator, which required her English skills, Satomi was determined to pursue her postgraduate study of Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths. The course encouraged her to use multi-level thinking to analyse arts organisations and practices. Whilst studying, Satomi completed an internship at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and was a great experience to work in a London gallery.  

Satomi currently works for a specialist department in an auction house. She is motivated to work for precious arts and enjoys her life in London with the great people she’s made friends with.

Yukiyo

MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy

Yukiyo is the manager of Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen in Tokyo.

She graduated from Ueno Gakuen, specialising in piano performance, and as a recipient of a fellowship from the Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme continued her study at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she gained an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. During her time in the UK she was appointed as an intern to the Development of the Historic Royal Palaces, and later held the position ofadministrator to the arts and business consultancies Creative Arts Net andSound Strategies.

She has also fulfilled administrative positions with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras, Japan Council of Performers' Organizations, Classical.com, Quartet Excelsior (Tour Manager / Producer), Japan Matsuri 2009 (London) and the Barbican Centre (London). Yukiyo has a particular interest in the integration of the Arts within Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, and education.

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