Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

Exhibitions Abroad Support Program for the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year is closed.


Proposal deadline December 2, 2019
Funding opportunityExhibitions originating in the following 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, plus DC
CoveragePart of the following expenses: packing and shipping costs, catalog production costs and traveling costs

This program is designed to provide financial support for museums and art institutions outside of Japan that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese arts and culture. International exhibitions such as biennials and triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works are also applicable. For exhibitions originating in the following 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, plus DC, and open on or between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, applications are to be submitted to the New York office by the deadline indicated in the 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.

For further information including eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria as well as the application form, please click on the following link: 2020-2021 Exhibitions Abroad Support Program Instruction and Application Form

Application Deadline

TWO sets of applications (one original, one copy) must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, December 2, 2019. Applications should be received by mail or hand-delivered. Applications via email will not be accepted.

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 2020.

List of Past Awardees


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