Arts and Culture Grants
The Arts and Culture grants 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.
Applications have closed for JFY2019-20.
[Updated on October 12, 2020]
The first round of Bringing Artists from Japan will close on December 1, 2020 (for projects which take place between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022).
This grant provides assistance to museums and key institutions for exhibitions, to be held in Australia, introducing Japanese art and culture.
This grant supports the development of professionals specialising in the study of Japanese art by providing an opportunity for curators and researchers from abroad to conduct research in Japan.
This grant provides assistance to groups or individuals in Japan who have received invitations to engage in cultural activities in Australia, or to organisations arranging these activities.
Available at various times throughout the year until the budget is exhausted. Application is by invitation only.
This grant provides assistance for the presentation of Japanese arts and culture in Australia. Please contact us for more information.
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.