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JFNY GRANT FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
Overview

 

Grant type: Post-paid grant
Proposal deadline: Rolling (proposal is due at least 3 months prior to the project's starting date)
Funding opportunity: Institutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(C)3 status
Funding maximum: $5,000

 

The Japan Foundation New York office (JFNY) accepts applications from non-profit organizations for projects that take place within the 37 states east of Rocky Mountains listed below for the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture on a rolling basis 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
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

 

Grant Coverage

1.
Publicity
2.
Printing costs of program, leaflets, catalog
3.
Honoraria for artists and lecturers
4.
Domestic/international travel expenses for artists and lecturers, including per diem and accommodation expenses
5.
Shipping cost of films, exhibits and/or other materials related to the proposed event

 


Applicant should clearly indicate the items they wish to be covered by JFNY Grant funds in the budget proposal.

Please note: The applicant should cover costs for any receptions, if applicable. The grant will be paid in the form of a reimbursement for preceding expenses, and the award money will be remitted upon receipt of the final report and the appropriate proofs of payments.

 

Eligibility

1.
Only submission from U.S. organizations with 501(C)3 status will be accepted.
2.
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.
3.
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.

 

Ineligibility

1.
Individuals and for-profit entities are ineligible.
2.
Projects that have already received funding through other Japan Foundation grants in the current fiscal year are iineligible.
3.
Organizations which have already received the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture in the previous fiscal year are ineligible.
4.
Japanese-language education programs are ineligible. Please contact the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for Japanese-language education programs.
5.
Martial arts, medical, technical, or scientific projects are ineligible.
6.
Projects that include political activities, religious activities, social welfare activities, and commercial activities are ineligible.

 

Review Criteria

Applications will be reviewed upon:

1.
Artistic quality of project
2.
Expected impact on the audience and the U.S. arts scene
3.
Strength of educational and community activities
4.
Organizational ability to carry through with the project
5.
Capacity to provide future continuity

 

Application Checklist

Applicants must submit the following materials. Other relevant items may be included.
1.
Complete application form
application
2.
Proof of non-profit status, such as letter of notification by IRS (501(c)(3))
3.
Biographies of principal individuals involbed in the project
4.
The most recent annual report of the applicant's organization
5.
List of public and/or private grants received as an organization
6.
Visual/audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, photos) of artist’s works, if applicable.

 

For Accepted Projects

Successful applicants must submit a final report, due one month after the completion of the projects, along with the appropriate proofs of payment.

 

For further inquiries, please send to: info@jfny.org



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