The objective of the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA) is to encourage the artists receiving this award to make even greater strides, including activities overseas, through several years of continuous support.
In the second year after receiving the award, funding is provided for overseas activities. During their work, award winners carry out research and other activities for the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo the following year and to contribute to their future creative work.
Fujii had to cancel his scheduled trip abroad, and instead conduct his research in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yamashiro had to cancel her scheduled trip abroad, and instead conduct her research in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.