The Japan Foundation: Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists

Deadline: 1 June 2018

The Japan Foundation is seeking applications for its “Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists” in order to provide financial support for artists and Japanese cultural specialists who participate in cultural events (e.g., performances, demonstrations, lectures and workshops) overseas with the aim of introducing Japanese arts and culture or of contributing to international society through arts and cultural projects.


Partial support of the following expenditures:

  • International transportation costs: Part of the actual amount of the economy-class discount airfare;
  • Freight costs: Part of the actual amount of the air freight/sea freight.

Eligible Projects

  • Projects should commence on or after April 1, 2018, and must be either:
  • Performing arts (e.g., drama, music, dance, folk arts, etc.);
  • Lectures, workshops, and demonstrations related to Japanese culture, including sports.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be either:

  • Groups or individuals in the arts and cultural fields who are based in Japan and have received invitations to participate in cultural events overseas;
  • Organizations and agencies that arrange and produce the projects described above.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: Japan

For more information, please visit The Japan Foundation.

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