The Japan Foundation New York office (JFNY) accepts applications for projects that take place within the
37 states east of Rocky Mountains listed below for the JFNY Grant throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Successful projects may be granted up to $5,000. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.
Northeast: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
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
Deadline: Applications must be received by JFNY at least 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project.
Grants will be made to non-profit U.S.-based organizations.
Applications will be accepted only for projects that take place within the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, 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 cannot apply.
Projects that have already received funding through other Japan Foundation grants cannot apply.
Organizations which have already received the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture in the last fiscal year cannot apply.
Japanese-language education programs are excluded. Please contact the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for Japanese-language education programs.
Martial arts, medical, technical, or scientific projects are excluded.
Political activities, religious activities, social welfare activities, and commercial activities are not considered.
Printing cost of program, leaflets, catalog
Honoraria for artists and lecturers
Travel expenses for artists and lecturers, including per diem and accommodation expenses
Shipping cost of films, exhibits and/or other materials related to the proposed event
The grant will be paid in the form of reimbursement for the preceding expenses. The award money will be remitted upon receipt of the final report and receipts or other proofs of expenses paid.
Please note that the applicant should cover theater or space rental fees, and/or the cost of a reception, if applicable.
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
Applicants must send the following materials. Any other relevant items can be attached.
Complete application form
Proof of non-profit status, such as letter of notification by IRS (501(c)(3))
Biographies of principal individuals for 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.
Applications must be received by JFNY at least 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project. JFNY will contact applicants regarding the result 2 months prior to the project starting date.
Once an application is accepted, the applicant must submit a final report due one month after the completion of the project.
For further inquiries, please send to: email@example.com
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