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09 Dec 2011

Saison Foundation | international program grants


The Saison Foundation in Japan announces its 2012 international grants call for international collaboration projects with Japan in contemporary theatre and dance and the residency program, including arts administrators.

The Saison Foundation is a grant-making foundation established in July 1987 that supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance.

In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts (theater, dance, and performance art) on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo. Morishita Studio, owned by the Saison Foundation, has four studios and guest rooms (accommodation). Grantees are able to rent the studio for rehearsals, workshops, creative work, work-in-progress showings, residencies, etc., at reasonable rates.

The Saison Foundation’s International Programs offer the following two types of support:

  • Contemporary Theatre and Dance: International Project Support Program
    (For medium to long-term artistic collaboration projects)

  •  Contemporary Theater and Dance: Residence in Morishita Studio
    Visiting Fellows Program
    (Research residencies for Arts Administrator)

Applicants based outside Japan may submit proposals directly or through their artistic partner in Japan to our International Programs.

Grants and studio awards for 2012 will be given to projects and activities scheduled to begin at any time during the year from April 1,2012 to March 31, 2013. Please note that Morishita Studio and Guest Room will be offered from June 2, 2012 till March 31, 2013.

Deadlines (please see application procedures for all details): you must request an application form by DECEMBER 9 and submit your proposal by DECEMBER 16 (last date the application package must arrive at the Saison Foundation in Japan).

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