THE WORLD - Tokachi | 障がい者の創作活動の⽀援、展覧会の開催及び作品の販売等

Introduction of Our Activities

About Arts and Creative Mind Association

Arts and Creative Mind Association was founded in 2014 by two sisters whose brother has a brain disorder. With the philosophy of “creating a more enriched and diverse society through culture and the arts”, we are contributing to the cultural development and the status improvement of people with disabilities by supporting their creative activities, organizing exhibitions, and selling their artworks.

With support from a total of 128 people, ACM Gallery was established in Ebisu, Tokyo, in 2018. Through organizing and holding exhibitions in Japan as well as participating in overseas art fairs, we have set appropriate prices for excellent artworks created by artists who cannot disseminate their works by themselves and helped to distribute this art. The creative activities of people with disabilities are based on primordial art that is directly connected to the “physicality” of human beings, which we are losing in modern society.
ACM Gallery is a place where people with disabilities can connect with the world through art, and at the same time, a place where a variety of people, regardless of social position, can enjoy interacting with each other, experience diverse expressions, and gain new perspectives. ACM Gallery moved from Ebisu, Tokyo to Tokachi, Hokkaido in 2021, and a new space will be built by 2025.

Greetings from the representative


Their art gently and quietly asks us how we should exist within nature. It is our responsibility as adults to guide this society, which seems to be heading towards chaos, in a positive direction. “Diversity” is the most crucial value that serves as the foundation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We want to create a truly enriching society where we recognize and embrace each other’s differences, allowing diverse individuals to shine.
We will continue to embark on further challenges together with all of you who support us.

Arts and Creative Mind Association
Representative: Shino Sugimoto

Company overview

Organization NameArts and Creative Mind Association
AddressTokyo Office: ME Building 3F, 8-10-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061 Japan
Obihiro Office: 98-4, Kisen, Taisho-cho, Obihiro city, Hokkaido, 089-1242 Japan
THE WORLD Farm: Shibusan 9sen53, Memuro-cho, kasaigun, Hokkaido, 082-0078 Japan
RepresentativeShino Sugimoto
FoundedMarch 20, 2018
Business DetailsSupporting the creative activities of a variety of expressionists, including people with disabilities
Discovery and research study of artworks
Sales of artworks and planning/management of exhibitions

Diverse support team

Special AdvisorYasuko Konoe
AdvisorsJuichi YamagiwaFormer President of Kyoto University
AdvisorsKeiko NakamuraHonorary Director of JT Bio history Research Hall
AdvisorsMariko HasegawaPresident of the Graduate University for the Advanced Studies
AdvisorsAkira TatehataPresident of Tama Art University
AdvisorsFumio NanjoFormer President of Mori Art Museum/Senior Advisor of Mori Art Museum
AdvisorsTomoshi OkudaDirector of Non-Profit Organization, Houboku
AdvisorsChizuru AzumaActress/Representative of General Incorporated Association, Get in touch
AdvisorsTomio KoyamaPresident of Tomio Koyama Gallery
AdvisorsHarumi ToriiDirector of Non-profit Organization, Kids Earth Fund
AdvisorsYo HitotoSinger
AdvisorsAkihiko MatsuiProfessor of the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
AdvisorsNozomu MiyajimaRepresentative of the Kyodo-Gakusha Shintoku Farm
AdvisorsMasayoshi HonmaProfessor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo