Artists Help Japan is a charity movement initiated by Dice Tsutsumi, an art director at Pixar Animation Studios who was also behind 2008 Totoro Forest Project to help preserve Sayama Forest in Japan and Sketchtravel Project, to gather the force of communities of artists and creative minds around the world.
We believe artists have special roles to contribute to the society.

Within a week, 10 art communities from LA, San Francisco, New York, Paris, Toronto and Pittsburgh have signed up to do fund raising events to contribute to this movement.  We are calling for more artists communities to join the forces of  Artists Help Japan Movement.

On March 11, an 8.9 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan near the city of Sendai. The earthquake generated a massive tsunami with waves as high as 30 feet, resulting in floods, fires and the closure of airports and transit systems. Hundreds of people were killed, and homes, fields and towns were flooded or destroyed.

Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund is responding to the immediate needs of survivors as well as short-term to long-term recovery projects undertaken by the affected communities.
We are partnering with Give2Asia and Mercy Corps for the U.S. fund raising drive.  Both NPOs have a long lasting partnerships with local Japanese NPOs that are well regarded in Japan.  It is said that the humanitarian mission in this case in Japan requires good coordination with local organizations and we believe our choices are some of the best choices to send our funds to help most effectively.

You might have already helped through other venues?  Then please help spread the words on your blog and facebook!


***Both Mercy Corps and Give2Asia are US 501 (c) (3) public charities, to which contributions are tax deductible

Who We Are

Founder                  Dice Tsutsumi

Project Director      Yukino Pang


Picture Book Project Foundation
Maverix Studios
New People Entertainment/Super Frog Gallery
UC Berkeley Center for Japan Studies 
Gallery Arludik
Gallery Nucleus
Kokoro Studio
Gallery Heist