Performing Arts Japan for Europe | PAJ Europe 2016-17 call


The Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) for Europe programme provides financial support to European organisations that are planning performing arts projects related to Japan. Call for 2016-17 project applications.

PAJ Europe programme is comprised of the following two categories:

·        TOURING GRANT – assists the presentation process of Japan-related performing arts projects in which the Japanese artist is included in the tour at multiple locations in Europe, with emphasis on locations outside major capital cities where there is no regular exposure to Japanese performing arts.

·        COLLABORATION GRANT – assists the development stage of a project in which Japanese and European artists work collaboratively in order to create a new work that has the potential of being developed into a Touring project in the future, enhancing the understanding of Japanese culture when presented to European audiences.

Eligible Applicants for 2016-2017

PAJ is available to European organisations such as festivals, theatres, or arts promotion companies planning Japan-related performing arts projects in eligible European countries for non-profit purposes taking place between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2017.

Eligible PAJ European countries:
Applications for this programme can only be accepted from organisations who are based in the following countries
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Vatican City.

Please note: This Grant does not support costs for projects that take place in Japan.

Application deadline: 30 October 2015

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For more information about the Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) Programme for Europe, and to obtain advice and an application form, please contact your relevant Japan Foundation office listed below.

Country of Applicant Organisation Japan Foundation Office Location
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom The Japan Foundation, LondonTel: +44-(0)20-3102-5020E-mail:
Andorra, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco Maison de la culture du Japon à ParisTel: +33-1-44-37-95-00E-mail:
Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, San Marino, Vatican City Isituto Giapponese di Cultura in RomaTel: +39-06-322-4794E-mail:
Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Switzerland Japanisches Kulturinstitut, CologneTel: +49-221-9405580E-mail:
Portugal, Spain The Japan Foundation, MadridTel: +34-91-310-1538E-mail:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia The Japan Foundation, BudapestTel: +36-1-214-0775E-mail:

To date, PAJ Europe has funded 116 projects (including 65 touring and 51 collaboration projects) of Japanese performing arts in both traditional and contemporary art forms. In the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year, 7 projects (3 Touring and 4 Collaboration projects) were selected under the programme, for a total amount of €85,000.

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