Transcending national boundaries,
the Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out
cultural exchange programs to build up heart-to-heart
relationships between people and enrich the future of Asia.


Next Generation: Producing Performing Arts


Next Generation: Producing Performing Arts is a program for young producers of Southeast Asia and Japan, who are eager to dive into the creative processes and presentation of works of contemporary performing arts of Asia, and who are willing to share their development and achievement with audiences across the globe.
Targeted are the next generations of producers, production managers, presenters, curators, dramaturgs, and critics, who act as intermediaries between artists, works, the audience, and society.
This program aims to stimulate collaboration and co-productions by transcending socio-cultural borders to create new values and share them with a wider audience, and thus consolidate a lasting foundation for producing performing arts in Asia.

In 2017, the participants came from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Japan. The program is designed to provide its participants a window to explore diverse forms of contemporary performing arts practices by taking them to the Singapore International Festival of Arts, SPIELART Festival München, and 2018’s TPAM in Yokohama.

This project in FY2017 is certified as beyond 2020 program.