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Grants for Bringing Artists from Japan

Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists

*The call for 2nd round is now open. Only online applications will be accepted. Please make sure to check the application deadline.

[Updated on April 14, 2021]

Application deadlines:

  • 1st Round: December 1, 2020 (for projects which take place between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022) *CLOSED
  • 2nd Round: June 1, 2021 July 1, 2021 (for projects which take place between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022)

This grant provides assistance to groups or individuals in Japan who have received invitations to engage in performances or other cultural activities in Australia, or to organisations arranging these activities.

Please note:

  • Only applicants residing in Japan are eligible.
  • Application forms and information are available in Japanese only.
  • Applications must be submitted online: 
  • Applications must be submitted to The Japan Foundation, Head Office:

Arts and Culture Dept.
The Japan Foundation
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku ku
TOKYO 160-0004 Japan

Visit The Japan Foundation website for more information about this grant (in Japanese) and to see past grant recipients.

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