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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.

Major Grants

**Applications for JFY2022-23 are now open** [Updated on September 21, 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.

This intensive in-country language training program is designed to give researchers and cultural specialists the skills they need to conduct research in Japan.

Local Grants

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.

Other grants offered by The Japan Foundation:

Japanese Language
Japanese Studies

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