grant system

Contemporary Art Foundation grant system

The “Contemporary Art Foundation grant system,” established by the Contemporary Art Foundation for the purpose of providing grants and assistance to support the activities of young artists and young musicians, is a system that aims to contribute to the promotion of contemporary art by encouraging lively creative activities.



  1. Persons engaged in the creation of art works or musical activities
  2. Persons aged between 20 and 35 years of age on April 1 in the fiscal year the application is made
  3. Citizens or permanent residents of Japan
  4. Persons who have not received this grant in the past

Grant amount

100,000–300,000 yen per person. Maximum amount of 2,000,000 yen per year (1,000,000 yen each to both artists and musicians)

Application period

Application has not been determined this year

Expenses to
be subsidized

Expenses to be subsidized include costs typically required to engage in the relevant activity. Various salaries, office maintenance costs, and costs of living are excluded. Honorariums shall not be paid for items used for activities on a temporary basis.

Selection and
grant decisions

A Grant Selection Committee selected by this foundation will examine and make decisions on grants.
Each year, applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection in writing in late July.

Grant issuance period

As a rule, grants are transferred into a designated account (in the name of the applicant) each August.

Obligations of
those receiving a grant

Each applicant shall, in person, present to this foundation within three months after completing their activities a “completion report” and “financial report” detailing the results obtained through their activities, future challenges, and the money they have spent.
※Please make an appointment by telephone in advance.

Handling of personal information

This foundation will only use applicants’ personal information for grant selection purposes and to provide grants.

Other prescribed

> Regulations concerning the Contemporary Art Foundation grant system (PDF/JAPANESE)PDF

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