PAJ Europe

パフォーミング・アーツ・ジャパン (欧州)


Performing Arts Japan Program for Europe (PAJ Europe) was star­ted by the Japan Foundation in 2006 to revi­ta­lize and faci­li­tate the exchange bet­ween lea­ding artists in Europe and Japan. The main fea­ture of this scheme is that this grant will be made avai­la­ble to those orga­ni­sers based in Europe who are plan­ning to orga­nise Japan rela­ted per­for­ming arts pro­jects. The appli­ca­tions will be scree­ned by an annually appoin­ted panel of advi­sors who are spe­cia­lists in the area of per­for­ming arts in Europe. Successful appli­cants will receive grants as part of the cost of imple­men­ting their pro­ject.

Application Schedule

Applications and all relevant materials must be received by the Japan Foundation offices in Europe assi­gned to your coun­try as stated below no later than 2nd November 2020. Late or incomplete applications, as well as applications submitted only by fax or email, will not be accepted. The Japan Foundation shall not be responsible for applications lost or damaged in transit.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mail process requires more time than usual for the delivery of materials. Please keep this in mind and ensure that application materials are sent in sufficient time before the deadline.

In case you face significant difficulties in sending the application materials because of the current social situation, please consult with the relevant Japan Foundation offices in Europe.



Please contact your nearest office listed below for further enquiries. Applications should be submitted to the Japan Foundation office assigned to your country as stated below. 

France (Applications from Andorra, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Monaco)

Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris (The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (The Japan Foundation))

101 bis, quai Branly

75740 Paris Cedex 15, France

TEL: 33-1-44-37-95-00

FAX: 33-1-44-37-95-15



Germany (Applications from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, and Switzerland)

Japanisches Kulturinstitut (The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation))

Universitätsstraße 98,50674 Köln

Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Germany)

TEL: 49-221-9405580

FAX: 49-221-9405589



Hungary (Applications from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia)

Japán Alapítvány BudapestiIroda(The Japan Foundation, Budapest)

Oktogon Haz 2F, 1062 Budapest

Aradi utca 8-10, Hungary

TEL: 36-1-214-0775 / 0776

FAX: 36-1-214-0778



Italy(Applications from Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, San Marino, and Vatican City)

Istituto Giapponese di Culturain Roma(The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (The Japan Foundation))

Via Antonio Gramsci 74

00197 Roma, Italia (Italy)

TEL: 39-06-322-4754 / 4794

FAX: 39-06-322-2165



Spain (Applications from Portugal and Spain)

Fundación Japón, Madrid (The Japan Foundation, Madrid)

Palacio de Cañete, Calle Mayor, 69 Planta 2,

28013 Madrid Spain

TEL: 34-91-310-1538-10-

FAX: 34-91-308-7314



United Kingdom (Applications from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.K.)

The Japan Foundation, London

101-111 Kensington High Street,London,

W8 5SA United Kingdom

TEL: 44-20-7492-6570



We highly recommend that you check our website, Performing Arts Network Japan at Updated every month, this English website provides the most current information about the impressive range of expression and creativity of the Japanese performing arts scene including music, dance and theatre as well as international presenters and festivals/markets that incorporate Japanese performing arts. You can also register to receive monthly email updates. Visit our website: 


For more infor­ma­tion about eli­gi­bi­li­ties, assess­ment cri­te­ria and etc, please read the gui­de­line atta­ched above. List of grant awar­dees of PAJ Europe 2020-2021 and wide range of infor­ma­tion about per­for­ming arts in Japan are avai­la­ble online at :http://www.per­for­min­

In light of the current global situation, as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant may be revoked or changed after the selection of awardees in consideration of the"Travel Advice and Warning " level and "Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases" level issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.