08 Oct 2015

Saison Foundation | 2016 International Program call

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The call is announced for the Saison Foundation 2016 International Program in Japan, which supports project and activities related to contemporary performing arts. The international program covers two categories of applications, International Project Support Program and Residence in Morishita Studio (Tokyo) / Visiting Fellows Program.

Please note: these programmes have a two phase application process. First you submit an outline proposal, in order to request an application form (deadline: October 8). Secondly, you must send the full application package by October 22.

International Project Support Program
This program offers grants and/or priority use of space at Morishita Studio in Tokyo (studios and guest rooms) -for international theater and dance collaboration projects with not-for-profit contemporary Japanese performing artists and/or companies, -including creative workshops and rehearsals held during the working process. Priority will be given to projects -that will advance through continuous working processes, based on sufficient mutual understanding between artistic partners. This programme is for medium to long-term artistic collaboration projects.

Deadline for requesting an application form: October 8, 2015

Residence in Morishita Studio / Visiting Fellows Program
This program aims to build up an international network for contemporary performing arts and to enhance mutual understanding, and gives opportunities for artists and arts managers to research the contemporary performing arts scene in Japan. The program supports research visits to Japan for those who are expected to play an important role in the international performing arts scene. Both Artists and Arts Managers can apply for the research residencies.

Deadline for requesting an application form: October 8, 2015

The final full application must be submitted by October 22

To find out more about the international program, please see our website at

The Saison Foundation is a grant-making foundation established in July 1987 that supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo.