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.
- Exhibition ‘A Tea Journey: From the mountains to the table‘, including teaware from Japan and work by Japanese artists, at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, 6 July – 22 September 2019.
- The Barbican presents a season of film screenings, ‘Anime’s Human Machines‘, 12th – 30th September 2019.
- Exhibition ‘Taki Katei: Japanese Drawings‘ will be the first-ever exhibition of his work outside of Japan, World Museum, Liverpool, 4th October 2019 – 13th April 2020.
- An exhibition of the lacquer work of Koyanagi Tanenuki, ‘A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Maki-e‘, at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, 11th July – 21st September 2019.
- The Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by Junya Ishigami, 21st June – 6th October 2019.
- The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival features a talk with award-winning author Kanako Nishi on 12th October 2019.
- Inside Out: Jiro Takamatsu and Keiji Uematsu In Conversation, an exhibition of post-war Japanese sculpture, at the Royal Society of Sculptors, London, 30th September – 29th November 2019.
- The Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival in London focuses on national identity, cultural memory and perceptions of history in Japan, 20th – 22nd September 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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