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Funding for Art Institutions and Museums to Introduce Japanese Art to Overseas Audiences Available

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Funding for Art Institutions and Museums to Introduce Japanese Art to Overseas Audiences Available





Exhibitions Abroad Support Program


Grants are available to USA, Canada, and International art institutions and museums to introduce Japanese works of art to overseas audiences. Funding may be used for travel costs, packing and shipping costs, and catalog production costs associated with the international exhibitions.


The application deadline is November 30th, 2023.

Grant Description:

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.


Grant Eligibility:

The grant is provided for exhibitions that will open during FY2024 (between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025), under the conditions that the plan and method for implementing the project are appropriate and that there is sufficient expectation that the project will yield positive results.

Eligible projects are exhibitions that will:

  • Introduce Japanese art and culture, and are planned and executed by foreign museums or art institutions; or
  • Introduce Japanese artists and works within the framework of international art exhibitions such as biennials and triennials; or
  • Be created through artist-in-residence programs abroad and promote exchange among local citizens, artists, curators, and researchers, with a clear concept and concrete plan for exhibitions.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Applicants must be a foreign museum or art institution (i.e., located outside of Japan)
  • Applicants must have the capacity needed to implement the planned project(s).
  • The receipt of grants or support from the Japan Foundation must not violate any local laws, regulations, or ordinances
  • Applicants should have a bank account in the name of the organization to which the grant from the Japan Foundation can be remitted, or should be able to open such an account by the time the grant is remitted.


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