The Japan Foundation, Budapest
Aradi str. 8-10, Budapest 1062
Phone: +36 1 214 0775
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Local Project Support Program - Arts and Culture 2018/2019

This program is designed to provide partial assistance for implementing projects related to Japanese culture and arts, with the aim of enhancing cultural exchange between Japan and Hungary and other Central and Eastern Eurpean countries.

General Information
  • Eligibility of Applicants
- Non profit-making projects/events that help to promote the international cultural exchange between Japan and the applicant country.
- Institutions which have enough capability for execute the grant project according to the plan.
- The applying projects should be in the arts (e.g. exhibition, performing arts, film screenings, music, dance, and literature),as long as the content is wholly or for the most part related to Japan.
- Religious and political activities are not eligible.
- Solo show, solo performance or recital may be given lower priority.
- From 2018, film screening projects fall under the grant program 'Local Project Support Program - Film Showing', which has different guidelines and application form. For futher information, please visit the link below:
  • Eligible projects

Projects should commence on or after April 1, 2018 and be completed by March 20, 2019 in consideration of the end of the Japanese fiscal year 2018, which is March 31, 2019.

  •  Grant coverage
Only specific items such as travel expenses, honorarium and cost to cover hire of venue, printing/publicity costs etc. We can not fund preliminary project research or development. We cannot support the travel expenses to Japan. Before making a formal application, please carefully read the General Guidelines (downloadable below). If you require any further information, please contact our staff in charge.

  • Number of grants

Only a select number of grants will be made in JFY 2018. Grant sizes vary according to project, with an upper limit of approx. 1000 Euros per grant, in principle. The grant amount applied for can not exceed the half of the total budget.


  • Application Deadlines
Applications should be submitted at least 2 months prior to the start of the project. Please take note that we need to receive the original, signed documents (via post) to make the application valid.

  • Notification of Results

Screening will be made earliest after April 1, 2018.

The applicant will be informed of the results of the screening after April 2018.

Please read the General Guidlines thoroughly. Before applying please do not hesitate to contact to our program staff in charge. 

Contact information:
The Japan Foundation, Budapest
1062 Budapest, Aradi u. 8-10. Hungary
Tel.: (0036-1) 214-0775/6
Arts:   Ms. Eniko Sato-Stumpf (
Literature: Ms. Timea Toth (

Downloadable documents

General Guidelines

Documents needed beforhand:
Application Form

Estimated Budget Form

Documents to be done after carrying out the project:

Project Report Form

Financial Report Form

Payment Request Form

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