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Arts and Culture Grants

This program supports a range of arts and culture project such as performances, exhibitions, and festivals, to bring the work of Japanese artists, or Japanese arts and cultural content, to Australian audiences. Funding is distributed to non-profit organisations (individuals are not eligible to apply) to support a variety of high quality, traditional and contemporary content across Australia, and is subject to limited availability.

To submit an expression of interest for funding support, please send a brief description of the project to arts(A)

Major Grants

Applications for JFY2018-19 are now closed.
Applications for JFY2019-20 will open in September-October 2018.


Does the Japan Foundation, Sydney offer an Artist-in-Residence program to Japan?

No, but you can view The Japan Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence database which lists organisations in Japan who offer AIR programs.

Does the Japan Foundation offer grants for performing arts exchange between Japan and Australia?

No, but The Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts Network Japan website contains current information on the performing arts scene in Japan.

Other grants offered by The Japan Foundation:

Japanese Language
Japanese Studies

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