Japan Foundation grants for Japanese performing arts

The Japan Foundation is accepting proposals for projects to receive Performing Arts JAPAN touring and collaboration grants for fiscal 2014 – 2015. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

Deadline for applications is October 21, 2013.

The touring grants assist with the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the U.S. and/or Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas where there is little exposure to the Japanese performing arts.

The collaboration grants facilitate collaborations between Japanese and American/Canadian artists so that they may create a new work with the potential to develop into a touring project and further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the U.S. and Canada.

To be eligible for an award, the project must present Japanese performing arts and/or conduct performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. Grants are awarded only to U.S.-based or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. The proposed project must commence between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. For tours, the project must tour to at least two locations outside New York and Los Angeles. For collaborations, the project must be a new work jointly explored and created by Japanese artists and American/Canadian artists.

Visit the Japan Foundation’s website for complete guidelines and to view past recipients.

Via: The Japan Foundation