Deadline: 30 May 2020
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok is seeking for project proposals to raise up new ideas and approaches on how to implement and/or experiment cultural exchange projects with them.
This special open call aims to find the possibility to co-organize the project together by the applicant and JFBKK. Selected applicants for this new program will work closely with JFBKK staffs to develop the projects. The budget will be given depending upon the specific needs of the proposal. This program is eligible for both group and individuals.
The Coronavirus outbreak has spread in many places all over the world. The lockdown has been implemented in order to halt the spread of virus; however, it is placing a pressure on economy and social mechanisms. Just like many sectors, this crisis has disrupted cultural and creative production and gradually shifted the world to “new normal” with the culture of “social distancing.”
Today, more than ever, the importance of culture and creativity for society is clear. The availability of cultural content and international cultural exchanges contribute to people and social well-being, and ultimately reducing the distrust, misunderstanding, and prejudice catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The real pleasures of cultural exchange experiences are stemmed from the empathies and mutual understanding embodied in the feeling that we have experienced something stimulating together in the physically shared time and space with the people in different cultural background.
With this kind of circumstance and context, The Japan Foundation, Bangkok would like to invite all of you to join their open calls for new ideas and approaches on how to implement and/or experiment cultural exchange projects with them, so that it could activate the power of the arts, people-to-people exchanges to create the space to spark comprehensive dialogue, fuel inspiration, and build lasting relationships across borders.
- This call is open to any nationality of individuals, teams and non-profit organizations (e.g. universities, research institutes and academic associations, NGO/NPOs).
- Project site should be in Thailand or implemented via online platform.
- Project details are expected to promote cultural exchange between Japan-Thailand and/or regional exchange in Asia.
For more information, visit https://www.jfbkk.or.th/call_for_project_proposals2020/?lang=en