Thursday, October 23, 2008

US/Japan Creative Artists' Program

Deadline: February 1, 2009 (RECEIVE)

US/Japan Creative Artists' Program

Artist Residency
National Endowment for the Arts
Residencies may begin any time between January 1 and December 31 of 2010

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The US/Japan Creative Artists’ Program. The program provides support for up to 5 outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a 5-month residency in Japan to pursue their individual artistic goals.

Selected artists will receive:
• A monthly stipend for living expenses and a housing supplement, as well as an allowance for professional support services
• Up to $6,000 for round trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and/or dependent children, and a baggage/storage allowance
• A stipend for pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States.

Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Candidates must be professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as: architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Artists who create original work in a multidisciplinary form are also eligible.

There are additional eligibility requirements for creative writers, librettists and playwrights.

Application Coversheet
Program Guidelines

Notification: By June 30, 2009

Additional information is available at

Japan-US Friendship Commission
1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20005