Applications invited for FY2020 Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Applications invited for FY2020 Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Organization: Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation

Apply By: 27 Oct 2019

Grant Amount: 4500000 JPY

About the Organization

Through cultural arts, they aim to create the foundations and environment to nurture people's creativity and expressive power, to create a spiritually rich society that can accept emotional connections, mutual understanding and respect, and diversity, with the aim of supporting the activities of young cultural artists, to pass on and develop the culture arts that have been cultivated thus far, and to promote the imagination of new and original cultural art.

About the Cause

Within the international art field, Socially Engaged Art, which aims to realize a better society through direct artist involvements with communities and societies, are attracting increasing attention among their approaches towards various controversies such as environmental issues, economic discrepancies, immigrant issues, and more others. In Japan however, Socially Engaged Art is not yet well renowned, and no particular system could be found up until this point that support such activities.

Purpose of the Grant

Socially Engaged Art Support Grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the society and will contribute in cultivating higher cultural developments in Japan.


  • Number of grantee: 1 to multiple projects
  • Grant Amount: Maximum of 4.5 million JPY *Grant will be paid in divided terms
  • Grant Period: From April 1st 2020 through March 31th 2021
  • Deadline: October 27th (Sunday), 2019 *18:00pm Japan Time


Applications made by individuals and organizations fulfilling below would be acknowledged legitimate:

  • All age ranges, all nationalities
  • Artists or organizations who work within the context of contemporary art

How to Apply

Please download application guideline and applicant information form, fill in necessary fields, and upload data from WEB Application Form system.

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