Application Information

Open for Application 2023

[ for activities, April 2022 – March 2023 ]
The Saison Foundation is a grant-making foundation established in July 1987 that supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo.

About Morishita Studio

The Saison Foundation owns a building in Tokyo called Morishita Studio, which houses four studios and three guest rooms (accommodation) that only our grantees may rent for rehearsals, workshops, creative work, work-in-progress showings, etc., at reasonable rates just to cover basic running costs. Each studio is furnished with lauan plywood floors (dance mats to cover the wooden floors are available upon request), mirrors and lesson bars. For further details on Morishita Studio, please see here.


Contemporary Theater and Dance:
International Project Support Program

(For medium to long-term artistic collaboration projects)


Saison Artist in Residence
・Saison AIR Partnership
・Visiting Fellows
・Online Research Residency

*Open call for Saison Artist in Residence 2023 will be announced once all details are confirmed.

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):