23.09.2020

The Saison Foundation in Tokyo is open for applications

The Saison Foundation in Tokyo is open for applications for the 2021 International Project Support Program for Contemporary Theatre and Dance, which is for medium to long-term international artistic collaborations with contemporary Japanese performing artists and/or companies.

This program offers grants and/or priority use of space at Morishita Studio in Tokyo (studios and guest rooms) for international theater and dance collaboration projects with not-for-profit contemporary Japanese performing artists and/or companies, including creative workshops and rehearsals held during the working process. Priority will be given to projects that will advance through continuous working processes, based on sufficient mutual understanding between artistic partners.

  • Applications will be accepted under the condition that an artistic partnership has already been established between the Japanese and foreign artists/companies who will be working together in the proposed project.
  • The maximum length of a grant-receiving period for a continued project is three years; however grantees will be requested to submit their applications each year for evaluation. Applicants may include activities related to the preparatory stage of the project, such as meetings, research, residencies, workshops, etc.
  • The amount of support sought to the Foundation should not exceed the deficit in the proposed project's budget. There will be no restrictions on the purpose of spending money as long as it is related to the project.
  • Please find out more about our current and past awardees and programs at our website [http://www.saison.or.jp/english/awardees/index.html].

To get further information and make sure that you are eligible to apply for, please download 2021 International Program Guidelines.

TIMEFRAME: Grants and studio awards for 2021 will be given to projects and activities scheduled to begin at any time during the year from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Please note that Morishita Studio will be offered from April 6 to December 28, 2021 and from January 4 to March 31, 2022.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for International Project Support Program, please request an application form no later than Thursday, October 15, 2020 (Japan Standard Time).  Following this, the full application package must be submitted by October 22nd.

The Saison Foundation is a grant-making foundation established in July 1987 that supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo.

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