Application Information

International Project Support Program 2023

I. Contemporary Theater and Dance:
International Projects Support Program (For medium to long-term artistic collaboration projects)

This program offers grants and/or priority use of space at Morishita Studio in Tokyo (studios and guest rooms) for international theater and dance collaboration projects with not-for-profit contemporary Japanese performing artists and/or companies, including creative workshops and rehearsals held during the working process. Priority will be given to projects that will advance through continuous working processes, based on sufficient mutual understanding between artistic partners.

  • Applications will be accepted under the condition that an artistic partnership has already been established between the Japanese and foreign artists/companies who will be working together in the proposed project.
  • The maximum length of a grant-receiving period for a continued project is three years; however, grantees will be requested to submit their applications each year for evaluation. Applicants may include activities related to the preparatory stage of the project, such as meetings, research, residencies, workshops, etc.
  • The amount of support sought to the Foundation should not exceed the deficit in the proposed project’s budget. There will be no restrictions on the purpose of spending money as long as it is related to the project.
  • Please find out more about our current and past awardees and programs at our website [].

To get further information and make sure that you are eligible to apply for, please download 2023 International Program Guidelines.

Timeframe for 2023 Awards
Grants and studio awards for 2023 will be given to projects and activities scheduled to begin at any time during the year from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. Please note that Morishita Studio will be offered from April 2 to December 28, 2023 and from January 4 to March 31, 2024.

To apply for International Projects Support Program, please request an application form no later than Thursday, October 6, 2022 (Japan Standard Time). For details, please see the following page.

Application Procedures

The Saison Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to the following Legal Entity Support members and for their generous contributions (as of March 2022/in alphabetical order):