The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.
To that end, the foundation is accepting proposals for touring and collaborative projects through its Performing Arts Japan program. The annual program is designed to help increase access to Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas; to foster an understanding of these arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and to support collaborative projects between Japanese and U.S./Canadian performing artists.
The maximum grant amount awarded for the 2017-18 fiscal year was $29,750.
Grants are awarded only to U.S.- or Canada‐based nonprofit organizations. To be eligible, projects must present a Japanese performing arts performance and/or be a performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. In addition, the project must explicitly include educational and/or community outreach activities.
Applications must be received by mail or hand delivery (facsimile transmission or email will not be accepted) by 5:00 p.m. EST, October 31, 2017
See the Japan Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.