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 Culture360.org, 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.