JFNY & CGP NEWSLETTER | September 2, 2020
News
Deadline: November 2
Applications are now open for Performing Arts JAPAN 2021-2022. This program provides financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. The Touring Grant supports the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations throughout the U.S. and/or Canada. The Collaboration Grant facilitates collaborations between Japanese and American and/or Canadian artists to create new works, which will further enhance appreciation for Japanese culture in these local communities. Starting this year, we have applied new criteria which prioritize projects proposed by applicants who have never received PAJ grants in the past.

This program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese Studies in the U.S. Grant coverage may include support for faculty, instructor, or staff salaries, travel expenses, honoraria for lecturers, visiting scholar support, graduate and undergraduate support, acquisition of research and teaching materials, conference and seminar expenses, acquisition of library and digital resources. Applications that create tenure or tenure-track positions in Japanese Studies are especially welcome.

This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties in maintaining current levels of infrastructure for Japanese Studies in the U.S.; (ii) stimulate infrastructural interest in Japanese Studies by small and newer institutions without an established program of Japanese Studies or those that lack personnel or resources; and (iii) provide support for particularly innovative programs that promote Japanese Studies.

This program is designed to provide scholars, researchers, and doctoral candidates with the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

This program supports travel to Japan for faculty members and graduate students so they may conduct field research in various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The objective is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip. The program is now accepting applications. 

Film
In collaboration with Moosic Lab, the Japan Foundation is streaming 5 feature films and 5 short films for free through September 30. Watch and discover the works of 10 young filmmakers from Japan here.
Lecture
Japanese-style Living Environment Webinar Events 2020
September 20 & 26, 1pm EDT/10 am PDT
Online (Zoom)
Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association is holding a series of free virtual lectures as part of its Japanese Living Environment program.

Landscape contractor Bill Castellon will show and tell how to design and build a garden by employing the aesthetics and methods developed in Japan. His specialities include pruning and bonsai. RSVP here.

Aesthetic pruner Randall Lee will describe the growth, fostering and life-long care of a Japanese-style garden. Lee will also describe fostering freshly born gardens, highlight the role of plants as well as remedial work on gardens in disrepair. His specialities are Aesthetic pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs. RSVP here.

The webinar series is supported through the CGP Japanese Gardens Microgrant program.
Current Opportunities
JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture | Rolling deadline
JFNY Grant for Japanese Studies | Rolling deadline
For inquiries, please contact: info@jfny.org