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Japan Foundation: Performing Arts Japan

Deadline: October 20, 2015

The Japan Foundation is accepting applications for touring and collaboration grants through its Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program. The program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences.

The primary objectives of PAJ are:

  • To increase access to Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas
  • To foster an understanding of Japanese performing arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances
  • To support collaborative projects between Japanese and American/Canadian performing artists

Amount: Not stated. A PAJ grant may be used for the following expenses:

  • Travel costs (international economy-class airfare, domestic transportation costs, accommodation costs)
  • Performance fee for performers
  • Other costs (rehearsal costs, freight, insurance premiums, performance hall costs, translation costs, printing costs, educational material preparation costs, etc.)

PAJ will not fund more than 50% of the project costs, nor will it fund the overhead and administrative costs of the applicant organization.

Eligibility: U.S. based or Canada based non-profit organizations.

Link: http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html

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