Overview of the foundation
The Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Cultural Foundation was established to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Taisho Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (present Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.) as a corporate organization for promoting culture and the arts.
|Name of foundation||Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Cultural Foundation|
|Location||Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo Tepco Building, 1-6-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo|
|Date of approval of establishment||October 21, 1988|
|Date of registration as a public interest incorporated foundation||December 1, 2009|
|Government agency||Cabinet Office|
|Basic assets (Endowment)||500 million yen|
|October 1988||Taisho Marine Cultural Foundation is established|
|May 1989||“Assistance for programs of international cultural interchange” is launched|
|May 1990||“Concerts for local residents” program is launched|
|April 1991||Organization name changes to Mitsui Marine Insurance Cultural Foundation (incorporated foundation)|
|October 2001||Organization name to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Cultural Foundation (incorporated foundation)|
|December 2009||Organization status changes from “incorporated foundation” to “public interest incorporated foundation” under the new public interest corporation system|
Overview of programs
Concerts for local residents
– Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Cultural Foundation Concert: Tokimeku Hitotoki
(translation: An Impressive Moment) –
– Providing a first-rate, luxurious “impressive moment”
To support the promotion of culture in local areas, the foundation cooperates with prefectural governments and municipalities in a tri-sponsorship arrangement to provide high-quality concerts (featuring classical music as well as Japanese music played on Japanese instruments, which is on a trial basis at present) at a reasonable price at public cultural halls and other venues all over Japan. As well as bearing part of the cost as a public interest program, the foundation also always has staff members in attendance at concerts to ensure events proceed smoothly even at halls with no experience in holding concerts. Providing support in this manner is also a way of passing on know-how to organizers at local venues. The foundation’s aims are to have as many people as possible attend concerts, experience live music first hand, and cultivate a love of music, and to establish an environment where people can enjoy music locally.
Total Number of concerts as of the end of FY2018: 836
|Concerts held in the past 3 years: PDF（182KB）|
|FY2018||No. of concerts||28||Total amount of grants||31,024,000 yen|
|FY2017||No. of concerts||31||Total amount of grants||30,243,000 yen|
|FY2016||No. of concerts||31||Total amount of grants||30,669,000 yen|
- Assistance for programs of international cultural interchange
The foundation provides grants to amateur groups that engage in meaningful international exchange in the fields of music and folk performing arts. Introducing people around the world to traditional Japanese performing arts contributes to the mutual understanding of different cultures.
Total number of grants as of the end of FY2018: 470 / total amount: 296,500,000 yen
|Grants provided in the past 3 years: PDF（125KB）|
|FY2018||No. of grants||8||Total amount of grants||4,000,000 yen|
|FY2017||No. of grants||8||Total amount of grants||4,000,000 yen|
|FY2016||No. of grants||9||Total amount of grants||4,500,000 yen|
Tsuchie Kodomo Kagura Group performing at the Japanese Festival in Munich. The troupe boasts 300 years of history.
- Support for cultural activities of high school students
Since 1991, as part of its efforts to foster the development of the next generation, the foundation has been providing ongoing support for the Tokyo Performance by Selected Performers from the All Japan Senior High School Cultural Festival Entries held annually at the National Theater of Japan, where students from outstanding schools selected from the All Japan Senior High School Cultural Festival perform on stage in the three categories of theater, Japanese music, and folk performing arts.
Total number of grants as of the end of FY2018: 28 / total amount: 28,000,000 yen
|Grants provided in the past 3 years: PDF（38KB）|
|FY2018||No. of grants||1||Total amount of grant||1,000,000 yen|
|FY2017||No. of grants||1||Total amount of grant||1,000,000 yen|
|FY2016||No. of grants||1||Total amount of grant||1,000,000 yen|
Photographs provided by the All Japan Senior High School Cultural Federation