Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

This program is designed to support overseas museums and art institutions which organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas.

Overseas museums and art institutions (i.e., located outside of Japan)

*Applications from individuals will not be accepted.

*If the exhibition tours to more than one venue, the host institution should consolidate the grant requests and only one application should be submitted for the whole project. The Japan Foundation will not accept multiple applications for one project.

Eligible Projects
Exhibitions which will open between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, and:
(1) Introduce Japanese art and culture, are planned and executed by a museum or art institutions in a foreign country, and are staged in that country;
*If the exhibition travels to more than one venue, the host institution can request the grant for all the projects regarding exhibitions held in the applicant's country and other countries.

(2) Introduce Japanese artists and works in the context of international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials;

(3) Are created through artist-in-residence programs and promote the expansion of networks among artists, curators, and researchers in Japan and overseas, and have a clear concept and concrete plan for exhibitions.

Grant Coverage
Part of the following expenses incurred and paid between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015:
(1) Packing and shipping costs (excluding insurance costs);

(2) Catalogue production costs;

(3) Traveling costs for dispatched or invited artists, curators, and specialists (excluding costs travelling for preliminary research and development)
*Please note that this program does not cover production cost of art works, installation cost and artists' fee.

Number of Grants for FY 2013
76 out of 108 applications

Selection Policy
(1) Screening will be made in line with the following criteria and decisions will be made after consulting with outside specialists:
a. Necessity for a grant from the Japan Foundation;
b. Contents of the exhibition and System for project implementation;
c. Cost effectiveness.

(2) The following projects may be given relatively higher evaluation:
a. Exhibitions projects with strong curatorial values that have not yet been staged in the applicants' countries;
b. Projects that relate to commemorative cultural events.

(3) The following projects will be given lower priority:
a. Projects that have recently received financial support from the Japan Foundation;
b. Traveling exhibitions that have previously received grants from the Japan Foundation;
c. Projects that are primarily part of friendship and goodwill activities between sister cities, schools or institutions;
d. Exhibitions projects composed mainly of art works of public subscription;
e. Exhibitions organized by hobby groups or associations of such.

Application Deadline
Dec. 2, 2013

Notification of Results
April,  2014

Application Instruction / Application Form
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/dl/culture/word/Q-EAS_e.zip (Word Format)