Call for True Colors Attendant

The True Colors Festival will create events that are enjoyable to everyone regardless of one’s ability. We are looking for people to help us build accessible environments leading up to the True Colors CONCERT in July 2020. After taking part in specialized lectures and practical training sessions, you will be expected to join the production of events and eventually take a leadership role within the attendant staff at the final concert.

Becoming a True Colors Attendant

Step1: Learn! – Broadening your perspective

September 22, 2019 (Sunday) Time: 13:00-15:00
Information Session & Official Registration
Location: The Nippon Foundation Building 2nd Floor Meeting Room

September 28, 2019 (Saturday) Time: 13:30-15:30
Attending people with disabilities and elders workshop
Location: The Nippon Foundation Building 2nd Floor Meeting Room

October 5, 2019 (Saturday) Time: 13:00-15:00
Non-verbal communication for festival attendants workshop
Location: Loftwork 10th Floor

October 13, 2019 (Sunday) Time: 13:00-16:00
Briefing session for festival program
Location: Loftwork 10th Floor

Step2: Do! – Gaining experience through taking action

You will be expected to join the production of events
between October 2019 to June 2020.

Step 3 Excel! – Becoming a leader.

Participate at the True Colors Concert and take a leadership role within the attendant staff.

We look forward to applicants who want to:

  • Use their skills and experiences in services, translation, support, and caregiving to expand into new areas.
  • Want to learn more about the cutting edge in performing arts programs.
  • Are interested in diversity and want to meet other like-minded people.
  • Want to meet with pioneers in the field of diversity.
  • Want to be part of the True Colors Festival.

Applicant requirements

  • Interested in the concept and goals of the True Colors Festival.
  • Over 18 years old.
  • Can actively participate in programs of the True Colors Festival.
  • Can communicate in Japanese (Nationality can be of any and we welcome people that can speak additional languages).
  • Can be reached by Email.


  • Participation in training sessions and certification without charge of fee (Festival Operating Office will cover these costs).
  • Invitation to some programs of the True Colors Festival.
    *You will not be able attend programs as an audience member that you are assigned to as an attendant.
    Per diem will not be provided for the information and registration session on September 22.
  • Per diem of 1,000 yen to cover travel and food costs on the day of working. *No meals will be provided.
  • Original festival T-shirt(TBC).
  • Enrollment in volunteer insurance (Festival Operating Office will cover cost).

Contact attendant@truecolors2020.jp

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I take part even if I don’t have prior volunteer experience or notable skillsets?

Yes you can. There will be training sessions and we welcome first-timers.

Q. Will I have to pay a fee for the training sessions?

The festival operating office will cover the fees for the training sessions and for related insurance costs. For details about what will be compensated, please refer to the “compensation” section in the application form.

Q. Can I decide whether I want to participate or not after the information session?

The official registration will take place after the information session. If you decide to withdraw please let us know then.

Q. There are periods that I cannot participate between now and July 2020.

Even if you cannot attend all programs you can still participate. Please look at the “Training Session Schedule” in the application form and let us know which period you cannot take part in when you apply.

Q. I am not sure if I can continue all the activities up to July 2020.

You can still apply even if you are not sure of your future schedule. Please let us know when you apply if you foresee a situation or moment where you will have to decide on continuing the program or not.

If you have questions regarding requirements or are unsure about anything don’t hesitate to contact us.

Email: attendant@truecolors2020.jp


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True Colors Festival

TCF is a long-running international festival of performing arts. We celebrate diversity and inclusion, and embrace the fact that we are One World, One Family. We choose the arts as our platform, for its power to move, inspire and heal.

As a festival, TCF brings people together to generate exchanges, innovation and creativity; and transform the way we relate to each other.

Presented by The Nippon Foundation, TCF brings diverse artists and audiences together through concerts, documentaries, music videos, film screenings, children's programs, musicals, workshops and other activities. Since 2006, festivals have been organized in Southeast Asia and Japan, with more than 1,200 artists from more than 30 countries connecting with a global audience in more than 80 countries.

TCF invites you to journey with us, to enjoy, experience, share and spread our consciousness of being One World, One Family.

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