Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) for Europe Grant Programme applications now open


Performing Arts Japan for Europe (PAJ Europe)

What is PAJ?

The Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) for Europe programme provides financial support to European organisations that are planning performing arts projects related to Japan. PAJ Europe programme is comprised of the following two categories:

TOURING GRANT – assists the presentation process of Japan-related performing arts projects in which the Japanese artist is included in the tour at multiple cities in Europe, with emphasis on locations outside major capital cities where there is no regular exposure to Japanese performing arts.

COLLABORATION GRANT – assists the development stage of a project in which Japanese and European artists work collaboratively in order to create a new work that has the potential of being developed into a touring project in the future.

Eligible Applicants for 2020-2021

PAJ is available to European organisations such as festivals, theatres, or arts promotion companies planning Japan-related performing arts projects in eligible European countries for non-profit purposes taking place between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Please note: This Grant does not support costs for projects that take place outside Europe including in Japan.

2020-2021 Guidelines: PAJ 2020-2021 Guidelines PDF

Further information about PAJ:

Application Deadline – Thursday, 31 October 2019

For more information about the Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) Programme for Europe, and to obtain advice and an application form, please contact your relevant Japan Foundation office listed below.

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom:

The Japan Foundation, London
Tel: +44-(0)20-7492-6570