What we do


We provide financial support to artistic and cultural organizations with the ability to represent Tokyo’s arts and culture nationally and internationally. Furthermore, based on our evaluation of the programs, we facilitate more effective grant systems to reflect their practical needs.

Creation Grant


To support both diverse creative activities that help to enhance Tokyo’s appeal as a city and the people who lead those activities, we offers grants to Tokyo-based artistic groups to cover part of the cost of their activities. The grant covers a diverse range of creative fields, including performing arts such as theater, music, dance and traditional performing arts, visual arts such as painting, sculpture, and video art, and innovative new creative endeavors for which no genre yet exists.

Regional Grant


This program provides partial financial support for the activities of Tokyo-based NPOs, executive committees of art events, arts organizations, and societies dedicated to preserving and passing on traditional culture. These activities include performances that help to promote the culture of each community by tapping intangible folk cultural property in each area of Tokyo and projects that utilize cultural resources in specific communities.

Social Grant


This program provides support for independent artistic activities by people with disabilities, seniors, children, young people, and foreign residents, as well as for pioneering artistic activities aimed at addressing and improving a variety of social and urban challenges.

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant Program


We will provide support to activities that increase public awareness, in order to promote opportunities surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. By supporting programs and projects that are topical and festive as well as grounded in the philosophies of the Tokyo-led Cultural Program, we will actively promote partnerships with a variety of sectors including private enterprise.
*Formerly Tokyo Cultural Program Grant