The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between the UK and Japan through financial support for activities in a number of fields, from Arts and Culture to Humanities and Social Issues, from Japanese Language and Sport and Education, from Science and Technology to Medicine and Health.
The Foundation’s Head Office is in London and there is a Liaison Office in Tokyo.
The London office has three annual deadlines for their awards, and the Tokyo office has two annual deadlines. For further details on our grants, please click here.
The next London deadline for applications is 15th September 2019 for consideration in November 2019.
The next Tokyo deadline for applications is 30th September 2019 for consideration in October 2019.
- The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019, on the theme ‘People Still Call It Love: Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema’, visits cinemas around the UK, 2nd February – 28th March 2019.
- Yellow Earth Theatre and Extant present ‘Flight Paths’, a multi-media production inspired by the Goze, blind female performers who travelled Japan telling stories. Performances in London, Harlow, Mold, Leicester and Wolverhampton, 5th February – 5th March 2019.
- Stopgap Dance Company present performances of ‘The Enormous Room’ at Setagaya Public Theatre on 8th and 9th March 2019, and Kitakyushu Performing Arts Centre on 16th March 2019
- A new book by award-winning wine and sake critic Anthony Rose, ‘Sake and The Wines of Japan‘ is now available, published by Infinite Ideas.
- One of the first overviews on the subject in English, ‘Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography Since 1945‘ by Lena Fritsch is now available, published by Thames & Hudson.
- Events in 2019 introducing Noh theatre and developing new English language Noh play ‘Between the Stones‘.
- Established by Keys of Change, the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta performs at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 1st April 2019.
- Choreographer Damien Jalet and experimental sculptor Kohei Nawa collaborate on ‘Vessel’ at Sadler’s Wells, London, 16th and 17th April 2019.
More information on projects funded by the Foundation can be found in our Annual Reports.
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation is not responsible for the content of external websites.
The Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20 is a series of wide-ranging activities to celebrate and encourage relations between the two countries.
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