Applications are open for the British Council International Collaboration Grants, a £3.5m programme of grants now available to support the UK and overseas organizations to collaborate internationally.
About the Programme
The programme is designed to support artists to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers and to encourage new international partnerships and innovative ways of collaborating. Small grants of £5-20k and large grants of £20-75k are now available to UK and international organisations.
Applications must demonstrate genuine international collaboration and an explicit benefit to individual artists and international partners, and projects should address significant contemporary themes, from climate change to global challenges.
Who can apply?
The grants are designed to support UK and international organisations to work on projects in partnership. The international organisations must be based in the countries listed below.
Each project should include at least one UK-based organisation as part of the partnership.
The grant will be paid to the UK partner on condition that the grant is distributed between them and the country partner/s.
What type of organisation can apply?
The grants are open to arts and culture organisations, and higher education/research organisations with an arts and culture focus.
An ‘organisation’ is defined as a legally registered entity with a registered bank account, and can include collectives, consortia, community, charity, private and public.
Although applications must be completed through organisations, the grants are designed to benefit the artistic community; therefore projects that show clear benefits to artists and individual practitioners will be prioritised.
Grants will be awarded to organisations (including consortia, community-based and artist-led), and in particular they will be looking for those that identify specific individual artists for inclusion in the project.
They are keen to receive applications from UK organisations with whom we have not previously worked, especially those based outside London.
Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi, Spain, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, and Vietnam
Projects in bold are ODA (Official Development Assistance) countries/territories.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the grants through this link.
Nov 4, 2021