Open Call – Next Generation: Producing Performing Arts 2018

The Japan Foundation Asia Center calls for entries for Next Generation:

Producing Performing Arts for the fiscal year 2018

Next Generation: Producing Performing Arts is a program for young generation, who work with artists and connect them as wells their works with audience and society in the field of contemporary performing arts in ASEAN countries and Japan. In other words they are emerging producers, programmers, presenters, curators, dramaturgs and critics. This program makes it possible for them to see many different remarkable artistic works in and from Asia, meet local key persons, get to know what’s going on inside and outside Asia, understand various local contexts, get into professional, transnational networks and create own working relationship for near future.

Application deadline: July 22, 2018.

Looking forward to entries!


Dates and places:

1. Liveworks, Sydney; October 18 – 26, 2018

2. Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF), fieldwork in Solo and Yogyakarta; November 5 – 13, 2018

3. TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) 2019; February 8 – 19, 2019


Qualification/requirements for Participants:

1. Young producers, programmers, presenters, curators, dramaturgs and critics, working with commitment in the contemporary performing arts field with at least some assisting experiences, based in one of ASEAN countries (Southeast Asia) or Japan.

2. Those who are open-minded and highly motivated to be confronted with something unfamiliar and experimental as well as interested in transnational collaboration.

3. Those who are capable to find or define their challenges by themselves.

4. Those who can participate throughout the whole process of the Program.

5. Those who can communicate about their activities and visions in English.


Details of Application:

Please refer to the Application guide and Application form



Sunday, July 22, 2018


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This program is organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center in Tokyo in cooperation with its offices in ASEAN countries and Australia, as well as the international platforms to be visited.

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