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



Program Guidelines and Application Forms: FY2019 (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020)

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Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

This program is designed to provide financial support for museums and art institutions outside Japan that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. In addition, this program is designed to support international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.
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Application Deadline: December 3, 2018
Notification of Results: April, 2019



Support Program for Translation and  Publication on Japan

This program is designed to provide financial support for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books. The grant shall cover part of the translation cost and/or publishing costs (paper costs, plate-making costs, printing costs, binding costs, etc.).
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Application Deadline: November 20, 2018
Notification of Results: April, 2019



Ishibashi Foundation / The Japan Foundation Fellowship for Research on Japanese Art (NEW)

This program aims to support the development of professionals specializing in the study of Japanese art 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: December 3, 2018
Notification of Results: April, 2019



This program is designed to provide financial assistance for performances or co-productions in North America that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

*For more information on eligibility, grant coverage, assessment criteria etc, please visit The Japan Foundation, New York website:


U.S. and European Museum Infrastructure Support Program

This Program is designed to provide financial support for U.S. and European museums to promote effective use of their Japanese art collections, and thereby assist the establishment of an infrastructure to exhibit Japanese art. The call for proposals for the upcoming fiscal year 2019 has not been determined yet. When the Foundation starts call for proposals for fiscal year 2019, it will be announced on the website.