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Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe 2017-2018

The Japan Foundation is now accepting proposals for projects to receive Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe (PAJ Europe) Touring and Collaboration grants for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. To apply for the programme, please read the information on the Performing Arts Funding page carefully and contact the relevant Japan Foundation office in Europe to discuss eligibility. The deadline for projects taking place between 1 April 2017 and 30 June 2018 is Monday, 31 October 2016.


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.

To date, PAJ Europe has funded 128 projects (including 70 touring and 58 collaboration projects) of Japanese performing arts in both traditional and contemporary art forms. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, 12 projects (5 Touring and 7 Collaboration projects) were selected under the programme, for a total amount of €149,000.