Deadline: 2 December 2019
The Japan Foundation is seeking applications to provide financial support for artists and Japanese cultural specialists who participate in cultural events (e.g., performances, demonstrations, lectures and workshops) overseas with the aim of introducing Japanese arts and culture of contributing to international society through arts and cultural projects.
The Japan Foundation organizes programs to introduce various aspects of Japanese arts and culture all over the world. In addition, it promotes networking and human resources development in arts and cultural fields by interactive collaboration/co-production, and through dispatching and invitation of specialists.
Applicants must be either:
- Groups or individuals in the arts and cultural fields who are based in Japan and have received invitations to participate in cultural events overseas;
- Organizations and agencies that arrange and produce the projects described below.
Projects must be either:
- Performing arts (e.g., theatre, music, dance, folk arts, etc.);
- Lectures, workshops, and demonstrations related to Japanese culture, including sports.
*Projects that are supported by grants from Japanese governmental organizations, government-affiliated agencies, independent administrative institutions of Japan or The Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation cannot receive grants under this program.
- The following projects will be given a relatively higher evaluation:
- Projects touring more than one country and city efficiently;
- Projects including a number of cultural events such as performing arts, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops;
- Projects participating in major international festivals or major diplomatic anniversary events;
- Projects taking place in countries and regions with few opportunities for cultural exchanges with Japan; and
- Projects which will be actively publicized to the public.
- The following projects will be given relatively lower evaluation:
- Projects of applicants who have received grants from the Japan Foundation in the same fiscal year;
- Projects whose effect is restricted to exchanges among specific groups/individuals;
- Projects focused on activities other than arts and cultural projects such as sightseeing or research activities;
- Projects that will be implemented as exhibition related events such as lectures and workshops;
- Projects that are primarily part of friendship and goodwill activities among sister cities, schools or institutions;
- Projects organized by hobby groups or similar membership associations; and
- Projects with poorly-balanced budget estimates, such as plans in which the local organizer is responsible for very little of the project costs and the applicant bears an extremely high proportion of the overall costs.
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