Grants Available For International Collaboration In The Arts

Arts grants available from British Council for collaborations internationally

Arts grants available from British Council for collaborations internationally

The British Council has launched the International Collaboration Grants, a £3.5m programme of grants now available to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate internationally.

A British Council spokesperson said: “We have always believed in the value of international collaboration. During the pandemic, we supported organisations to collaborate internationally via digital means through the Digital Collaboration Fund .

Building on the success of the pilot fund, we are now launching International Collaboration Grants to support UK and international organisations to work together on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects.

Check out the grants available through the British Council for international collaborations.

“The grants are designed to support artists to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers and encourage new international partnerships and innovative ways of collaborating. Small grants of £5-20k and large grants of £20-75k are available now 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.

Eligible Countries / Territories

UK in partnership with: 

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

You can find out more about the grants, who can apply and how they will be assessed the FAQs page 

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All applicants must submit their application digitally via the application link by 4 November 2021

Online information session

Watch a recording of our online information session for interested applicants below. If you have further questions or want more information, check out our FAQs page.