Frances Blakemore Asian Art Grants
Grants to tax-exempt organizations in the United States such as museums, universities and other educational or art-related institutions for programs, exhibits or publications that improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. Applications for 2013 art grants will be accepted by invitation only.

The Blakemore Foundation 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900 Seattle, Washington 98101Phone: (206) 359-8778  Fax: (206) 359-9778  Email: Website:

Asian Cultural Council
Individual fellowships: any gifted individual artist or scholar who seeks to grow in his or her craft or field can apply for funding to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia. When awarding individual grants, the ACC devotes special attention to arranging programs tailored specifically to the needs and professional objectives of each grantee. Organization Grants: funding arts, educational, and cultural organizations for projects of exceptional importance to the fostering of cultural dialogue between Asia and the United States or devoted to regional exchange among the countries of Asia. Individual fellowship funding takes priority over grants to organizations. The ACC has offices in New York, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Manila.

Asian Cultural Council 6 West 48th St., 12th Floor New York, NY 10036Phone: (212) 843-0403  Fax: (212)843-0343 Email: Website:

Japan Foundation
The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Japan Foundation activities, aiming for comprehensive and effective development of its international cultural exchange programs, consist of following three major categories, one of which is Arts & Cultural Exchange. A wide variety of opportunities are available, mostly for institutions.

Japan Foundation has two offices in the United States:
     Japan Foundation - New York Office 1700 Broadway, 15th Floor New York, NY 10019  Phone: (212) 489-0299  Fax: (212) 489-0409  Email:  Website:

     Japan Foundation - Los Angeles Office and Language Center  5700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036Phone: (323) 761-7510  Fax: (323) 761-7517  Email: Website:

The Japan Foundation has offices in many countries around the world. Five of these locations are in the Americas. In addition to the above, there are offices in Toronto, Mexico City, and Sao Paolo. Information about them is available here.

US/Japan Creative Artists' Program

Three-month residencies in Japan for artists working in a variety of disciplines.

Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
1201 15th St. NW, Suite 330 Washington, DC 20005  Phone: (202) 653-9800  Fax: (202) 653-9802  Email:  Website:

American Institute of Indian Studies
Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships: available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India.

American Institute of Indian Studies 1130 E. 59th St. Chicago, IL  60637  Phone: (773) 702-8638  Email: Website:


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