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Call for applications for Exhibitions Abroad Support Program for the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year is now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2017.



Exhibitions Abroad Support Program is designed to provide financial assistance to exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences outside of Japan, in order to deepen the understanding of Japanese art and culture.


For exhibitions originating in the following 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains and open on or between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, applications are to be submitted to the New York office by the deadline indicated in Application Deadline section below:

Northeast: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
South: AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
Midwest: IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI

For other states, please visit our Los Angeles office website.


Click on the following link for further information including eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria as well as the application form:

2017-2018 Exhibitions Abroad Support Program Instruction and Application Form


Application Deadline

TWO sets of applications (one original, one copy) must be received by mail or hand delivery (facsimile transmission or email will not be accepted) by 5:00 p.m. EST, December 1, 2016 at:

Attn: Exhibitions Abroad Support Program
The Japan Foundation, New York
1700 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019


Notification of Results

Written notification of awards will be mailed in late April 2017.


List of Past Awardees








For more information, please email info@jfny.org or call 212-489-0299.


(For Kawase Hasui’s image above: Asahi Bridge, Ojiya (detail), from the series Souvenirs of Travel II, 1921, Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957), color woodblock print, 14 3.16 x 9 7/16 in. Rene and Carolyn Balcer Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2006.291)

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