Japan’s cultural affairs agency is setting up a new fund to help young artists and creatives from planning their projects to taking them abroad.
The agency, in this year’s supplementary budget, has included an amount equivalent to about US$ 40 million for the project.
They noted that comics, animation, music and traditional performing arts need to reach beyond their borders to attract international audiences.
However, this is a time-consuming endeavor that requires sustained support, especially for young artists.
The Cultural Affairs Agency has decided to set up a new fund to support young artists and creatives for about 3 years to enable artists to exhibit their work or products abroad.
It should be noted that one of its goals is to give an opportunity to artists and composers who have won international competitions to perform abroad.
The organization also mentions different types of museums, which can be used as a base for developing new artists.
Besides, it also mentions that through this fund the works of young artists can be digitized as well as distributed abroad.