Japan Foundation Producing Performing Arts Program 2018 for Young Producers in the Contemporary Performing Arts

Japan Foundation Producing Performing Arts Program 2018 for Young Producers in the Contemporary Performing Arts

Deadline: July 22, 2018

Are you an emerging producer/programmer/presenter/curator/dramaturg/critic who is looking for opportunities to see many different remarkable artistic works in and from Asia? Do you want to meet local key persons, understand various local contexts, get into professional, transnational networks and create your own working relationship for projects in the near future? Apply for the Japan Foundation Producing Performing Arts Program 2018 for Young Producers.

This is a program for young generation, who work with artists and connect them as well as their works with audience and society in the field of contemporary performing arts in ASEAN countries and Japan. A group of participants, maximum of ten (10) people, will visit three (3) festivals of contemporary performing arts, one in ASEAN countries, one outside Asia and one in Japan. In the third place to visit participants are expected to present their ideas and thoughts in any forms.

Contents of the Program

The program consists of three trips with the same group to three different platforms/venues.

  • Each trip is programmed through visiting performances, meetings with artists and professionals, as well as discussions within group including orientation and feed-back meetings.
  • In the third trip there will be an opportunity to present or share any ideas or thoughts of the participants with audience.
  • All participants must be articulate and fluent in English.
  • In each trip one local coordinator and one Japan Foundation staff will accompany the group.


The Japan Foundation Asia Center will provide the following:

  • International round-trip air ticket of discount economy class between participant’s residential city and the city of platforms to visit;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Accommodation;
  • Per diem, and
  • Tickets of shows to visit for the duration of the program.

Participants are requested to cover travel expenses between their residence and nearest airports as well as any fees unrelated to the program by themselves.


  • Open to young producers, programmers, presenters, curators, dramaturgs and critics, who are active and working  with commitment in the contemporary performing arts field with at least some assisting experiences, based in one of ASEAN countries (Southeast Asia) or Japan;
  • Applicants should be open-minded and highly motivated to be confronted with something unfamiliar and experimental as well as interested in transnational collaboration;
  • Applicant should be capable to find or define their challenges by themselves
  • Applicants should be able to participate throughout the whole process of the Program
  • They should be able to communicate about their activities and visions in English


  • Complete the Application Form
  • Attach latest resume (Word or PDF file)
  • Attach Portrait photo (Image file)
  • Email application with attachments to [email protected] on or before July 22, 2018.
  • Set email subject as [Application for Next Generation 2018/your complete name]

For more information, visit Japan Foundation Producing Performing Arts Program.