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Socially Engaged Art (SEA) Support Grant Program - Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 7, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 9, 2021
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The Socially Engaged Art Support Grant Program aims to realize a better society through direct artist involvements with communities and societies, are attracting increasing attention among their approaches towards various controversies such as environmental issues, economic discrepancies, immigrant issues, and more others.

In Japan however, Socially Engaged Art is not yet well renowned, and no particular system could be found up until this point that support such activities.

Taking into account of such condition, Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation will start a new grant system in which would be the first case to support Socially Engaged Art in Japan.

We hope this grant system would contribute in attaining a broader understanding of Socially Engaged Art along with its social meanings and possibilities, and intensify the activities and practices of artists who aim to realize a further better society towards the future.

We look forward to receiving your ambitious and innovative project applications.

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Socially Engaged Art (SEA) Support Grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that:
a) will take place in Japan, and
b) commit to the community and society, and
c) implement activities together with communities and residents, and
d) aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

Applications made by organizations and individuals of all age ranges, all nationalities, fulfilling the above criteria, are eligible.

In view of the current spread of the new coronavirus infection, our foundation is looking for ideas for a project under the theme of "Socially Engaged Art Project in the COVID-19 Related Chaos". The grantees will be required to announce prototypes (pre-workshop, prototypes, lectures, videos, etc.) for implementing the project in FY 2022.

Grant Amount: Maximum of 3 million JPY in total.

Grant Period: From April 1st 2022 through March 31th 2023.

Application deadline: October 10th (Sunday), 2021 at 18:00pm Japan Time.

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