Arts & Culture

Virtual On-Demand Events

This is a listing of all our Virtual On-Demand Events created during the last five years!

Upcoming Events

JFLA organizes many Japan related events at our center on the Miracle Mile and at other venues in Southern California. Sometimes we even support events in the 13 states west of the Rocky Mountains that are in our territory. For a list of upcoming events, please visit the the main page of our website.

Upcoming Events

Arts & Culture Grants


Mini Grant for Japanese Arts & Culture

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles office (JFLA) accepts applications for projects that take place within the 13 states west of Rocky Mountains listed below for the JFLA Grant throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will enhance further understanding of Japanese arts and culture.
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Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
*For projects originating in other 37 states, please visit New York office website for additional information.

Application Deadline: 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project
*This grant will support online events. Examples of eligible online events include lectures, workshops, performing art concerts, exhibitions, and screenings, related to Japanese arts & culture. Expenses such as video recording & editing fees, AV equipment rentals, and studio rentals are covered by this grant.


Program Guidelines and Application Forms: FY2023 (April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025)

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Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

This program is designed to provide financial support for museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. In addition, this program is designed to support overseas international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.
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Application Deadline: 8:00PM (PST), November 29th, 2023
Apply through Online Application Portal
Notification of Results: April, 2024

Support Program for Translation and Publication

This program is designed to provide partial financial support for overseas publishers intending to translate and publish works originally written in Japanese. The program aims to foster better understanding of Japan by encouraging overseas publishers to translate and publish Japanese works. The grant covers part of the translation and publication costs (e.g. costs for paper, typesetting, platemaking, printing, and binding).
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Application Deadline: 8:00PM (PST), November 19th, 2023
Apply through Online Application Portal
Notification of Results: Late April, 2024

Ishibashi Foundation / The Japan Foundation Fellowship for Research on Japanese Art

This program aims to support the development of professionals specializing in the study of Japanese visual arts by providing an opportunity for curators and researchers from abroad to conduct research in Japan, and by so doing, promote the study of the field and the introduction of Japanese art overseas.
This fellowship is implemented by the Japan Foundation with generous funding from the Ishibashi Foundation.
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Application Deadline: 8:00PM (PST), November 29th, 2023
Apply through Online Application Portal
Notification of Results: April, 2024

U.S. and European Museum Infrastructure Support Program

This program is designed to provide financial support for U.S. and European museums to further promote constant and effective use of their Japanese art collections and thereby assist the establishment of an infrastructure to exhibit Japanese art.

  • *The call for proposals for FY 2024 has yet to be determined. If the Japan Foundation starts call for proposals for FY 2024, it will be announced on the website.
Rental Exhibitions

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, is proud to offer various arts and culture related materials to cultural and educational institutions thorughout the United States to promote a better understand of Japan. These materials include the following:

  1. Japan in a Box
  2. Japanese Toys
  3. Kamishibai

All  items are free to rent for up to three months; however, you must cover the cost of shipping both ways including insurance.


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