The Japan Foundation’s “Performing Arts Japan for North America” program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The PAJ program offers two types of support:
- The Touring Grant assists with the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and/or Canada, with emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas where there is little exposure to Japanese performing arts.
- The Collaboration Grant facilitates the collaboration of Japanese and American/Canadian artists so that they may create new work with the potential to develop into a touring project and further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.
Grants are determined on a cost-sharing basis and are awarded only to U.S.-based or Canada-based non-profit organizations and are subject to the relevant laws and regulations of the Japan Foundation. Applicants are eligible to apply for one project only through one of the two categories. Only one applicant from each Indiana University campus, so applications must go through the limited submissions process for each institution to determine its nominee.
To apply for IU Internal competition, please find the application at the IU Research Gateway website. The internal deadline for IUPUI is August 30, 2017.