Japan Foundation: Grant Programme for Performing Arts Projects 2014-2015

24 September 2013

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 grants and collaboration grants. Application Deadline: 31 October 2013.

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

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 1 April 2014 and 30 June 2015. Your application should be submitted to your local Japan Foundation office. Applicants are advised that consultation is essential before making an application.

Guidelines are available to download from the Japan Foundation UK website at

For 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.