Performing Arts Japan

The application period for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is now closed.

PAJ Guidelines 2016-2017 (PDF)
PAJ Application Form 2016-2017 (PDF)
PAJ Work Sample Sheet 2016-2017 (doc)
PAJ Application CheckList 2016-2017 (PDF)

Overview

The PAJ program was started by the Japan Foundation in 1994 with the mission to establish a system for promoting Japanese performing arts in North America. The PAJ program supports the initiatives taken by nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts. PAJ also encourages collaborations between Japanese and American/Canadian artists, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.

To date, PAJ has funded 253 projects (including 123 touring, 120 collaborative, and 10 special projects) of Japanese performing arts in both traditional and contemporary art forms. In the “2014-2015” fiscal year, 10 projects (5 touring and 5 collaborative) were funded under the program, for a total amount of US$246,000 (please see the List of Awardees below). PAJ is advised by an annually appointed panel composed of approximately ten performing arts specialists from throughout North America.

List of Awardees

2015-2016
2014-2015

2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
2009_2010
2008-2009
2007-2008
2006-2007
2005-2006
2004-2005
2003-2004