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02 Nov 2012

Japan Foundation Europe | Performing Arts Grants Programme 2013-14


The Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) programme for Europe supports organisations based in Europe that are planning performing arts projects related to Japan. Call now open for projects in 2013-14.

The programme covers two categories of applications.

  • Touring Grant – assists the presentation of Japanese 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/Co-Production Grant – assists collaborations between Japanese and European artists in order to create a new work that has the potential of being developed into a touring project in the near future, enhancing the understanding of Japanese culture when presented to European audiences.

In 2012-2013 fiscal year, 12 projects (7 touring and 5 collaboration/ co-productions) were selected under the programme, for a total amount of 159,000 euros.

Eligible Applicants for 2013-2014

PAJ is available to European organisations such as festivals, theatres or arts promotion companies planning Japan-related performing arts projects in European countries taking place between 1st April 2013 and 30th June 2014. Your application should be submitted to your local Japan Foundation office, so please consult the list in the guidelines for details of an office in your region. Applicants are advised that consultation is essential before making an application.

Applications for this programme can only be accepted from groups based in the following countries:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, 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 U.K, Vatican City.

Application Deadline – 2nd November 2012

Programme guidelines download pdf.

More information on the Japan Foundation UK website

Image: Coriolanus production by Chiten from Kyoto, part of Globe to Globe festival in London 2012, supported by PAJ

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