公益財団法人五島記念文化財団

優れた人材の発掘と育成を通じ豊かな社会の実現のお役に立ちたい

Description of Business

Description of Business

In order to achieve our goal, we present every year the Gotoh Cultural Award to the most promising and talented young artists selected in the areas of fine arts and opera, and grant financial support to the winners for studying abroad for the period of one year for further improvement of their skills and knowledge . After their return to Japan, the Foundation also sponsors concerts or art-exhibitions to offer them an opportunity to show fruits of their study abroad. In addition, we render financial aid to specific opera performances, on the condition that those pieces are originally created by a Japanese writer and/or composer and performed by a Japanese opera organization or other entity in Japan that has artistic excellence and requires financial support for its activities.

The award winners, the total number of which exceeds 100 persons since its foundation, all have played an active part in their field as a leading artist in Japan.

五島記念文化財団では、「優れた人材の発掘と育成を通じて真に豊かな社会の実現にお役に立ちたい」という五島会長の遺志を継承し、芸術文化の分野の発展、向上に資するため、有能な新人及び地域において創造的で優れた芸術(主にオペラ並びに美術)活動を行っている方々の顕彰助成を行っております。