Arts & Culture

Programs and events offered by The Japan Foundation, Toronto serve to promote a greater awareness and appreciation of art and culture from Japan. Arts and cultural activities include:

  • Arts and Cultural Exchange programs and events offered by the Japan Foundation Head Office in Japan
  • Small-scale local grants to Canadian arts organisations organising events promoting Japanese visual art, film or performing arts
  • Cultural events, such as exhibitions, screenings, readings and performances, held at our centre year round


Arts and Cultural Exchange programs listed below are open for application to Canadians.

  • Performing Arts Japan for North America
  • Exhibitions Abroad Support Programs
  • Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan
  • Ishibashi Foundation/The Japan Foundation Fellowship for Research on Japanese Art

Local Grants

Local grants may be available to non-profit organisations that are producing events involving Japanese artists, performers or filmmakers.

Exhibitions for Loan

The Japan Foundation,Toronto lends out exhibitions to Canadian arts and cultural organisations or educational institutions.


Toshi Aoyagi, Program Officer (visual and performing arts)
Philbert Lui, Program Officer (film and audiovisual)