Graduate Funding Information Service

October 1, 2020

Japan Virtual Exchange Program

Application Deadline: October 14, 2020

  • For artists or researchers at any academic level
  • In the arts
  • Grant of $7,000 to $35,000

The Japan Virtual Exchange Program is a limited initiative serving projects taking place between December 2020-December 2021.

In 2020 and 2021, in response to the widespread human crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the uncertainty of international travel until the pandemic is resolved, the Asian Cultural Council is calling for proposals from individuals and organizations in Japan and the U.S. with projects intended to strengthen and enhance impactful international connectivity and engagement between Japan and countries/regions of Asia, and Japan and the U.S., through activities and projects that can be enacted without international travel.

This program will support creative, innovative responses to international engagement during this period of limited travel. In response to the economic impact of the pandemic, grant funds may be used to support artist honoraria and organizational costs of managing virtual programs.


  • Individuals and organizations in Japan conducting virtual cultural exchange programs with the U.S. and the countries of Asia
  • Individuals and organizations in the U.S. conducting virtual exchange projects with artists, scholars, and arts professionals in Japan
  • Practicing artists, scholars of the arts, or arts professionals in one of the following fields:
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture
    • Art History
    • Arts Administration
    • Arts Criticism
    • Conservation
    • Crafts
    • Curation
    • Dance
    • Ethnomusicology
    • Film/Video/Photography
    • Literature
    • Museum Studies
    • Music
    • Theater
    • Visual Art

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.