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Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative (JEC) Fund Grants | Apply Now!

The KANSAI OSAKA 21st Century Association​ is accepting applications for grants from the Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative (JEC) Fund for the 2022 Japanese fiscal year.

Please note that only applications submitted between 1 and 30 September 2021​ ​will be considered.

The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund Grant program (JEC Fund Grant program) was established in commemoration of the success of the Japan World Exposition of 1970, the theme of which was “Progress and Harmony for Mankind,” to convey the legacy and ideals of Expo ’70 to future generations.

The JEC Fund has offered grants to approximately 4,500 projects since 1971.  The JEC Fund offers grants for projects contributing to international cultural exchange and the enhancement of international goodwill, and international projects in the fields of education and academic study. Application documents and detailed information are available on the official website:

https://www.osaka21.or.jp/jecfund/english/information/ (English)
https://www.osaka21.or.jp/jecfund/information/ (Japanese)

For further details and enquiries, you are advised to contact the KANSAI OSAKA 21st Century Association directly​ at: jec-fund@osaka21.or.jp.

In March 2014, the JEC Fund pledged to provide financial assistance up to 6 million Yen to Waterford County Council for the “Koizumi Yakumo Memorial Garden” project. The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens were officially opened in 2015. In March 2016, the JEC Fund provided 1 million Yen to bring an exhibition of Tomoko Sawada artwork to the MART Gallery in Rathmines in 2017. In March 2017, it also provided 250,000 Yen for the ‘Silent Film Live Show’ at the Chester Beatty in June 2017, and 600,000 Yen for a seminar at Trinity College Dublin in 2017.

 

JEC Fund offers grants for various projects

The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund (JEC Fund) has announced their new grant programme that offers support to projects in various fields such as international cultural exchange, international goodwill, academic study, education, and so forth.

The JEC Fund was established with a part of the revenue from the Japan World Exposition held in 1970 under the cooperation of domestic and international organizations and enterprises with many exhibitor countries across the world. Since its establishment in 1971, the Fund has been carrying out its grant projects only by using its investment income of the Fund without any financial assistance from the government.

The Grant is offered to domestic and international activities of the following categories:

1. Activities contributing to promotion of international mutual understanding

  • Projects contributing to international cultural exchange and international goodwill
  • International projects in the fields of academic study, education, social welfare, medical care, and hygiene and public health
  • International projects designed for conservation of nature and the human environment

2. Cultural activities

  • Projects contributing to the handing down and promotion of Japanese traditional culture
  • Projects related to arts and local culture

In 2014, the JEC Fund pledged to provide financial assistance up to 6,000,000 Yen to Waterford County Council for the “Koizumi Yakumo Memorial Garden” project. The garden was officially opened in 2015.

In 2016, the JEC Fund provided 1,000,000 Yen to bring an exhibition of Tomoko Sawada artwork to the MART Gallery in Rathmines.

In 2017, it provided 250,000 Yen for the ‘Silent Film Live Show’ at the Chester Beatty Library  and 600,000 Yen for a seminar at Trinity College.

Deadline for application submission is between 1 August and 2 October 2017.

For more information please see the website here!