31 Oct 2016
Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe 2017-18
Under the Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe (PAJ Europe), the Japan Foundation is now accepting proposals from organisers based in Europe who are planning to organise Japan-related performing arts projects, which take place in European regions between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2018, for Touring and Collaboration grants.
Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe (PAJ Europe) was started by the Japan Foundation in 2006 to revitalise and facilitate the exchange between leading artists in Europe and Japan. The main feature of this scheme is that this grant will be made available to those organisers based in Europe who are planning to organise Japan-related performing arts projects in European regions.
The applications will be screened by an annually appointed panel of advisors who are specialists in the area of performing arts in Europe. Successful applicants will receive grants towards part of the cost of implementing their project.
To date, PAJ Europe has funded 128 projects (including 70 touring and 58 collaboration projects) of Japanese performing arts in both traditional and contemporary art forms. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, 12 projects (5 Touring and 7 Collaboration projects) were selected under the programme, for a total amount of €149,000.
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. PAJ Europe programme is comprised of the following two categories:
· TOURING GRANT
· COLLABORATION GRANT
Eligible Applicants for 2017-2018
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 2017 and 30th June 2018.
Eligible PAJ European countries:
Applications for this programmecan 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.
To apply for the programme, please read the PAJ_2017-18_Guidelines final carefully, and complete the attached Application Form and submit it along with other necessary materials to the designated Japan Foundation offices in Europe (See Page 9-10).
Deadline for receipt of applications: 31st October 2016
DOWNLOAD FULL GUIDELINES: PAJ_2017-18_Guidelines final (NOTE: please use these guidelines for the current year's applications)
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