What is “YUI-PORT”?
In our Artist-in-Residence capacity, we host domestic and overseas artists, who conduct creative activities while staying in the facility.
We open their creative process to the public in workshops.
We also facilitate exchange projects which will inspire regional pride by rediscovering the attractions of nature, history and culture, with local cultural and artistic groups.
Cultural and Artistic Activities
In our Artist-in-Residence project, we host domestic and overseas artists, who conduct creative activities while staying at the facility.
We open their creative process to the public in workshops. We also facilitate activities which will inspire regional pride by exploring the unique attractions of Niigata City with local cultural and artistic groups, it’ s nature, history and culture.
Experience Based Activities for Youth
Various experience programs are available, such as “Niigata Adventure”, a fellowship promotion program which seeks to challenge tasks as a group.Through these experiences, children learn the importance of building trusting relationships and co-operation.
They gain the confidence to challenge tasks before them and realize the importance and joy of interacting with nature.
Behind the Name
This center aims to be a “port,” or hub, where connections–“yui”–can take place, where culture and art can be combined with programs for youth, and where exchange between citizens can flourish. The name was chosen with these ideas in mind in the hope that this facility can help build the future of Niigata.