Asian Cultural Council > Japan Virtual Exchange Programme


The Asian Cultural Council is sponsoring a special fellowships and grants programme supporting virtual exchange and engagement in the arts between Japan and Asia, and between Japan and the United States. The Japan Virtual Exchange Programme is a limited initiative serving projects taking place between December 2020 and December 2021.

In 2020 and 2021, in response to the widespread human crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the uncertainty of international travel until the pandemic is resolved, the Asian Cultural Council is calling for proposals from individuals and organisations in Japan and the U.S. with projects intended to strengthen and enhance impactful international connectivity and engagement between Japan and countries/regions of Asia, and Japan and the U.S., through activities and projects that can be enacted without international travel.

This programme will support creative, innovative responses to international engagement during this period of limited travel. In response to the economic impact of the pandemic, grant funds may be used to support artist honoraria and organisational costs of managing virtual programmes.

Applicants can be individuals and organisations in Japan conducting virtual cultural exchange programmes with the U.S. and the countries of Asia, or individuals and organisations in the U.S. conducting virtual exchange projects with artists, scholars, and arts professionals in Japan.

The budget for proposed projects is expected to fall between 7000 – 35,000 USD.

Deadline: 15 October 2020

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