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: FY2017 (April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018)

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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: December 1, 2017  CLOSED
Notification of Results: April, 2018



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 cost (paper cost, plate-making cost, printing cost, binding cost, etc.).
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Application Deadline: November 20, 2017  CLOSED
Notification of Results: April, 2018




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 2018 has not been determined yet. When the Foundation starts call for proposals for fiscal year 2018, it will be announced on the website.