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⏰ Deadline: 31 October 2019
🌏 Europe + Japan
🗓 April – June 2020

The Japan Foundation is now accepting proposals for projects, which take place between 1st April 2020 and 30th June 2021, for Touring and Collaboration grants.

How to apply

To apply for the programme, please read the guidelines carefully, complete the attached Application Form and submit it along with other necessary materials to the Japan Foundation offices in Europe (See Page 9-10) no later than 31st October 2019 (receipt deadline).

Guidelines & Application form

Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe (PAJ Europe) was started by the Japan Foundation in 2006 to revitalise and facilitate the exchange between leading artists in Europe and Japan. The main feature of this scheme is that this grant will be made available to those organisers based in Europe who are planning to organise Japan-related performing arts projects in European regions. The applications will be screened by an annually appointed panel of advisors who are specialists in the area of performing arts in Europe. Successful applicants will receive grants towards part of the cost of implementing their project.

The PAJ Europe programme comprises of the following two categories:

TOURING GRANT: assists the presentation process of Japan-related performing arts projects in which the Japanese artist is included in the tour at multiple cities in Europe, with emphasis on locations outside major capital cities where there is no regular exposure to Japanese performing arts. Please note: The PAJ definition of ‘Touring’ means a project that is presented as one continuous tour without large gaps of time between performances.

COLLABORATION GRANT: assists the development stage of a project in which Japanese and European artists work collaboratively in order to create a new work through research, residencies, artists’ discussions etc., that has the potential of being developed into a touring project in the future, enhancing the understanding of Japanese culture when presented to European audiences.

Applications for this programme can only be accepted from organisations who are based in the following countries – Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Vatican City.

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