Japan Foundation Europe Performing Arts Grant Programme 2014-2015

16. august, 2013

logoThe 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 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.

In 2013-2014 fiscal year, 14 projects (9 touring and 5 collaboration) were selected under the programme, for a total amount of 179,000 euros.

Eligible Applicants for 2014-2015

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 1st April 2014 and 30th June 2015. Your application should be submitted to your local Japan Foundation office, so please consult the list below for details of an office in your region. Applicants are advised that consultation is essential before making an application.

Application Deadline – 31st October 2013

Guidelines are available to download from the Japan Foundation UK website www.jpf.org.ukFor more information about the Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) Programme for Europe and to obtain

advice and an application form, please contact the relevant Japan Foundation office listed below.



Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

The Japan Foundation, London

Tel: +44-(0)20-7436-6695E-mail: paj@jpf.org.uk