Arts and Cultural Exchange

The Japan Foundation supports exchange projects between Japan and other countries with the aim of fostering the general public’s interest in Japan and to promote the understanding of Japan abroad. The programs are designed to support projects that introduce various aspects of Japanese arts and culture and that contribute to international society through the arts.

※We are no longer taking application for FY 2015. Information about application for FY 2016 will be available around autumn 2015.

1 Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists

This program is designed to support artists and Japanese culture specialists who participate in cultural events (e.g., performing arts, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops) overseas with the aim of introducing Japanese arts and culture or of contributing to international society through arts and cultural projects.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Japan
Applicant Organization / Individual
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form Q-DACS
Application Instruction /
Application Form

2 Performing Arts Japan (PAJ)

(1) Performing Arts Japan for North America

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for performances or co-productions in North America that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Canada / U.S.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline October 27, 2014
Application Form QU-PAJNA
Application Instruction / Application Form For detailed information, please contact The Japan Foundation, New York / Toronto. Please also see the webpage.
Reference

A list of grant awardees and a wide range of information about performing arts in Japan is available on the “Performing Arts Network Japan” website.

(2) Performing Arts Japan for Europe

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for performances or co-productions in European countries that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Europe*
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline October 30, 2014
Application Form QH-PAJE
Application Instruction / Application Form For detailed information, please contact The Japan Foundation overseas offices in Europe ( see the appendix (PDF:34KB)). Please also see the webpage.
Reference

A list of grant awardees and a wide range of information about performing arts in Japan is available on the “Performing Arts Network Japan” website.

3 Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

This program is designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas.In addition, this program is designed to support overseas international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form Q-EAS
Application Instruction /
Application Form
Reference

4 Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books. The grant shall cover part of the translation cost and/or publishing cost (paper cost, plate-making cost, printing cost, binding cost, etc.).

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas (/ Japan*)
*Japanese publishers can apply only if there is an agreement with foreign book distribution companies.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline November 19, 2014
Application Form Q-TPS
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference
  • *Please read the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.
  • *Please refer to FAQs for more information.

[Contact Us]

  1. (1)Applicants from outside Japan:
    Applicants should contact the nearest Japan Foundation overseas offices. When there is no regional office in the applicant's country of residence, please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan.
  2. (2)Applicants from within Japan:
    Applicants from within Japan should contact the section in charge at the Japan Foundation domestic offices.

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