Applications now open for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) grants

Applications are now open for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) grants for Europe-based theatre producers and artists planning Japan-related projects in their home countries.

As reported in more detail over on, the PAJ grants are sponsored by the Japan Foundation as a way to stimulate interchange between Japanese and European theatre industries.

There are two types of grants available: touring projects and collaboration projects.

The deadline is October 30th, and eligible projects will be taking place between 1 April 2015 and 30 June 2016.

View the guidelines in English on the Japan Foundation website.

Since it was started in 2006, PAJ Europe has funded 109 projects (including 62 touring and 47 collaboration projects).

Applications for this programme can only be accepted from groups who are based in the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Vatican City.


One response to “Applications now open for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) grants

  1. Dear William,

    Thank you for this post. I will forward it to some theater companies I now in Europe.

    I hope you are doing well. I have a performance in What the Dickens this Sunday evening in the Open Mic event between 6-8pm. Please join this nice event if you have time. I have seen a group called Core of Bells at Superdeluxe. Do you know them? I like their performance. I will go again to watch them on Oct. 13th. Maybe you would like to come.

    All best wishes,



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