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30 Sep 2012

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation | call for applications

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Daiwa Foundation grants of £3,000-£7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries, including arts projects.


The Foundation awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan in all areas of the visual and performing arts, the humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies, and education, including schools and universities, and grass roots and professional groups.

Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.

UK-based applicants can apply online. Applications from Japan should be posted to the Tokyo Office.

Next deadline: September 30

There are two application deadlines each year, 31 March (for a decision by 31 May) and 30 September (for a decision by 30 November). However, the Foundation encourages applicants to submit their application as early as possible. The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications – please contact grants@dajf.org.uk.

Please read the application notes which are available on the website before starting your online  application.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.

Image: (recently supported by the Daiwa Foundation) For their first UK exhibition, The Playmakers, 7 July to 9 September 2012, Japanese artists KOSUGE1-16 created a playful installation at mac birmingham. This family friendly work drew on mac birmingham’s history as both an arts and sports centre, and as a theatre for experimental puppetry.

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