|Funding opportunity||Institutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(C)(3) status|
|Funding Maximum||$5,000 (average: US$2,000)|
- Printing costs of programs, leaflets, and catalogs
- Honoraria for artists and lecturers
- Domestic/international travel expenses for artists and lecturers, including per diem and accommodation expenses
- Shipping costs of films, exhibits and/or other materials related to the proposed event
- Online related costs (e.g. creating online contents, purchasing a domain, server fees, equipment rental fees, etc.) Note: JFNY only supports those services directly related to the grant project.
- Only submission from U.S. organizations with 501(C)(3) status will be accepted
- Projects that take place within the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, plus DC, regardless of the location of the applicant organizations. For projects to be held in the other thirteen states, please contact the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.
- The purpose of the applicant’s project must be to nurture further understanding of Japanese arts and culture, or to produce U.S.-Japan collaborative projects, through performing arts, exhibitions, film screening, lectures, symposia, and other cultural events.
- Individuals and for-profit entities
- Projects that have already received funding through other Japan Foundation grants in the current fiscal year
- In principle, organizations that have received a JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture for three consecutive years, ending in the 2021-2022 fiscal year
- Japanese-language education programs. Please contact the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for Japanese-language education programs.
- Martial arts, medical, technical, or scientific projects
- Projects that include political activities, religious activities, social welfare activities, and commercial activities
Review CriteriaApplications will be reviewed upon:
- Artistic quality of project
- Expected impact on the audience and the U.S. arts scene
- Strength of educational and community activities
- Organizational ability to carry through with the project
- Capacity to provide future continuity
How to ApplyApplicants must submit the following materials:
- Complete application form
- Proof of 501(C)(3) status
- Biographies of principal individuals involved in the project
- The most recent annual report of the applicant’s organization
- List of public and/or private grants received as an organization
- Visual/audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, photos) of artist’s works, if applicable
Attn: Arts and Culture Section – JFNY Grant Application The Japan Foundation, New York 1700 Broadway, 15th Floor New York, NY 10019
For Accepted ProjectsSuccessful applicants must submit a final report, due one month after the completion of the project, along with the appropriate proofs of payments.
For further inquiries, please send to: JFNYgrantartsandculture@jpf.go.jp