New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme (NZJEP) 2021

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 12 April 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAJii

The New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme (NZJEP) was jointly established by the New Zealand and Japanese Governments in the early seventies to create a deeper understanding between the two countries on a broad educational and cultural basis.

The programme funds a broad range of educational and cultural projects by educationalists or artists and the interchange of educational and cultural material through formats such as festivals, exhibitions, performances and conferences. Thus enabling relations between the countries to flourish.

We welcome projects that can be completed safely and in accordance with government restrictions/alert levels, such as online/virtual projects.

A total pool of $26,500 is available. 

Who can apply for funding

Anyone who has educational or cultural knowledge or expertise relating to New Zealand and Japan that funding could transform into
something more.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Educators
  • Artists
  • Craftspeople
  • Scholars

What can be funded

A specific project that includes, but is not limited to:

  • being located within the educational or cultural sector.
  • enhancing the relationship between New Zealand and Japan.
  • having a multiplier effect.
  • meeting the criteria of ‘seeder funding’, not ‘maintenance funding’.

For more information please contact:

Application deadline: Grant applications for 2021 close at 5pm, Friday 14 May. 

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

09 April 2021 – 14 May 2021

Further information

Contact: Esther Hall

 (09) 923 7999