Application for Grants

 

Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka offers the following two public Grant Programs designed to enhance the creative environment in Osaka, and improve the working conditions for artists and creators in a new, creativity-inspiring environment.

Application Period

January 11, 2017 (postmark)

Application

Please complete the Application Form with all necessary information, and submit  with the following documents. Please note that documents will not be returned.

Application Form

(1)Download from the Chishima foundation website www.chishimatochi.info/found/, fill in A4 size.

(2)Materials related to  activities, in should be up to 5 pages.(A4 )

*Any personal information will  be only used for the Foundation.

*Please note application documents must be in Japanese.

Applications to

Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka / Office
Chishima Building 4F, 2-11-8 Kitakagaya, Suminoe, Osaka, 559-0011 JAPAN
Inquiries by phone: +81-6-6681-7806 (weekdays, 9:30-17:30)

Selection Method

Selections are made by a committee of knowledgeable key persons, and determined by approval of the administrative board.

*Applicants will be informed about results in writing around early April 2017 (planned).

After the Selection
  • Selected applicants who received grants are asked to refer to the Foundation’s Grant Programs on posters, leaflets, pamphlets, etc.
  • Subsidy will be paid after one of tools for publication (website, flyer, poster catalogue etc.) is completed.
  • Selected applicants will be asked to submit implementation reports and financial statements within two months from the end of the respective subsidized project.
  • In the case of approval, names of organizations, descriptions of activities, times and places of implementation, and other data will be published on the Foundation’s website and elsewhere.

1. Creative Work Grant

Grant money as partial funding aimed to intensify creative endeavors in Osaka through support of artists and creators working in and around the city.

(1).Target Group

All individuals or groups (any corporate or non-corporate form) engaging in creative activities to which one of the following applies.

  • Young artists and creators who have just embarked on their careers to become key players in the next generation.
  • Artists and creators engaging in pioneering and/or experimental activities.

*Any individuals or groups who have received the grants three times in the past are not eligible .

*Applicant must have an interpreter while staying in Japan.

 

(2).Eligible Types of Activity
  • Activities within or outside Osaka Prefecture (including overseas) by eligible persons based in Osaka Prefecture.
  • Activities within Osaka Prefecture by eligible persons based outside Osaka Prefecture.
  • Any genre is accepted as long as activities are of a creative nature.
  • Eligible types of activity include, next to the exhibition of works, also environmental improvement, system set-up, etc.

Examples:

  • Set up events and websites to facilitate the formation of artists’ networks.
  • Implement symposia and lectures on art and culture-related topics.
  • Funding set-up or renovation of shared creators’ offices/galleries.
  • Publication and translation for international PR purposes.
(3).Period of Grant

April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

(4).Scope of Grant Money

Up to JPY 1,000,000 per case (to be determined in consideration of contents etc.)

Selected applicants are free to use grant money according to their own ideas, however a description of specific plans to be realized with the grant must be included with the application.

Selected applicants may use grants from the Foundation in combination with grants/aids from other organizations or corporations.

(5).Number of Grants

Within 10 cases

(6).Selection Criteria
  • Does the project contribute to the improvement of creative work environments in Osaka, and/or will it help enhance the appeal of Osaka as a creative city?
  • Is the project outline original enough to introduce new values and viewpoints to the community?
  • Is the plan based on thorough considerations of aspects such as schedule and budget, and is it actually feasible?
  • Can a ripple effect be expected, or is it more likely that the grant will be exhausted in the fruits of a one-time effort?
  • Need for grant money

2. Working Space Grant (a. single year/ b.two years)

We will provide free use (*) of the “Creative Center Osaka (CCO)”, a former shipyard refurbished into a creative space, as a stage for diverse creative work. We are calling for projects designed to make use of the facility’s particular potential of an industrial heritage, and highlight its new attractive features. The grant further includes partial funding of activities.

Application for a two-year grant is also accepted.

* If the use of special technology/apparatus involves extra costs, these must be covered by the grant recipient.

(1).Target group

All individuals or groups (any corporate or non-corporate form) engaging in creative activities.

*Any individuals or groups who have received the grants three times in the past are not eligible for this application.

*Applicant must have an interpreter while staying in Japan.

(2).Eligible types of activity
  • Creative activities utilizing facilities of the Creative Center Osaka (except Studio Partita)
  • Any activity that involves public presentation and distribution of information
  • (Examples: exhibitions, stage performances, workshops, symposia and other events of any genre)
Creative Center Osaka

For more details see the Creative Center Osaka website.
http://www.namura.cc/

(3).Period of Facility Usage

 

  • Up to 7 days/4 weeks per case.

Exact periods of facility usage are to be adjusted and determined after the selection.

(4).Grant Period

April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 (until March31, 2019 in case of application for a two year grant)

(5).Scope of Grant Money

Equivalent to Creative Work Grant

(6).Number of Grants

Within 4 cases

(7).Selection Criteria
  • Does the project have enough originality to help enhance the appeal of Osaka as a creative city?
  • Does the project make optimal use of the location’s particular characteristics of a former shipyard?
  • Is the plan based on thorough considerations of aspects such as schedule and budget, and is it actually feasible?
  • Is the project organized well and with sufficient consideration of possible risks attached to the facility’s characteristics?
  • Can a ripple effect be expected, or is it more likely that the grant will be exhausted in the fruits of a one-time effort?
  • Need for grant money