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Deadline: June 6th. Traditional industry support program started

2024.5.28

“DENTO Dento” is a program aimed at encouraging and supporting Japanese traditional craftspeople.

The survival of traditional Japanese crafts is at risk due to a decrease in demand due to recent lifestyle changes and a lack of successors. ``DENTO Dento'' connects travelers and craftsmen through travel, and aims to revitalize traditional crafts and pass them on to the future. Using the aspirations of travelers gathered through support tourism, which includes elements of social contribution, as funding, DENTO Started a support program aimed at encouraging and supporting traditional craftspeople. Applications are being accepted on the DENTO website until Sunday, June 2024, 6.

The "Young Craftsman Support (Apprentice Training) Program" targets corporations, individuals, and organizations (including voluntary organizations) that are willing to accept the next generation of craftsmen and artists and pass on traditional techniques. Support up to 15 year (1 months) up to 12 million yen x 180 project.

In addition, two types of support titled ``DENTO Hours'' are being developed. In addition to supporting businesses, individuals, and organizations involved in traditional crafts in creating products and works that are suitable for the next generation of crafts, we also support businesses, individuals, and organizations (including voluntary organizations) involved in traditional crafts in developing ideas for new products. We also do The application deadline for “DENTO Awards” is Sunday, June 2, 2024. After the first and second rounds of judging, both winners will be announced on the DENTO website in late July.

 

[Traditional craft support program]
Young craftsman support (apprentice development) program

A support program for corporations, individuals, and groups (including voluntary organizations) who are willing to accept the next generation of craftsmen and artists and pass on traditional techniques.

Support amount: Monthly maximum of 15 yen x maximum of 1 year (12 months), maximum of 180 million yen x XNUMX item


[DENTO Hours]

Award ① (product/work)
We support products and works that are suitable for "next generation crafts" by corporations, individuals, and organizations involved in traditional crafts.
Support amount: General craft category (no restrictions on craft type) 30 yen x XNUMX item
Kyoto traditional crafts category (limited to 74 traditional industries designated by Kyoto City) 30 yen x XNUMX item

 

Award ② (New product idea)
Supporting new product development ideas by corporations, individuals, and organizations (including voluntary organizations) involved in traditional crafts.
Support amount: 30 yen x XNUMX item *Additional support for new product development will also be considered.

*Application deadline is Sunday, June 2024, 6
*Winners who passed the first and second screening will be sent to DENTO support in late July.Scheduled to be published on

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