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04 Nov 2011

Performing Arts Japan | programme for Europe

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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. 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.
The maximum amount awarded to an application for the year 2010-2011 was €20000.

Eligible Applicants for 2012-2013


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 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2013. Your application should be submitted to your local Japan Foundation office, so please consult the list in guidelines for details of an office in your region. Applicants are advised that consultation is essential before making an application.

Application Deadline - 4th November 2011.

See PAJ Europe website  for guidelines and application form, as well as the regional offices for applications.

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