Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation

Soni Kum, Morning Dew, 2019 Grantee Project. Photo: Park Jong-ho.

October 18, 2019
Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Application deadline: October 27, 2019
Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation
2-15-2 Soto Kanda
Tokyo 101-0021

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation was founded in 2017, aiming to build a better society by enhancing people’s creativity and imagination with cultural art.

The foundation will support the activities of artists with remarkable talent and aspires to further facilitate the creativeness and innovation of cultural art by ascending and developing cultural art that has been fostered so far.

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the open call of a grant supporting projects categorized as Socially Engaged Art.

Now at a time where the world is facing drastic changes, one of the major issues in contemporary art is how it displays creativity through a relationship with society. Many artists decide to take the path of proactively interposing themselves into communities and exerting their artistic abilities in society.

Our foundation will accept one to multiple art projects per year, and implement financial support for Socially Engaged Art projects that commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents, and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

This grant is the first occasion to subsidize Socially Engaged Art in Japan.

Open to all age ranges and nationalities, the foundation proactively welcomes applications from around the globe.

Grant overview
Number of grantees: 1 to multiple projects
Grant amount: Maximum of 4.5 million JPY *Grant will be paid in divided terms
Grant period: From April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021
Application deadline: October 27 (Sunday), 2019, 6 pm Japan Time

–Socially Engaged Art project taken place in Japan
–All age ranges, all nationalities
–Artists or organizations who work within the context of contemporary art

Selection committee
Yasuyo Kudo (Administrative Director, ART & SOCIETY RESEARCH CENTER)
Kenji Kubota (Independent Curator)
Kenichi Kondo (Curator of Mori Art Museum)
Chiaki Soma (Representative Director of Arts Commons Tokyo / Art Producer)
Tadasu Takamine (Artist / Associate Professor of Akita University of Art)
Yoshitaka Mouri (Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts)

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