£3.5m British Council Scheme Open to UK–Ireland Collaborations

Oona Doherty’s ‘Hard to Be Soft’, supported by the British Council (Photo: Luca Truffarelli)

£3.5m British Council Scheme Open to UK–Ireland Collaborations

Small grants of £5–20k and large grants of £20–75k are available.

The British Council has announced a new scheme of grants to fund collaboration projects between arts organisations in the UK and international countries including Ireland. The International Collaboration Grants scheme is worth £3.5m and opens for applications on 15 October. 4 November is the deadline. 

The scheme is designed to support artists to develop new work with international peers, and to encourage new partnerships and innovative ways of collaborating. The grants are open to arts organisations, and higher education and research organisations with an arts and culture focus from countries including Ireland, Argentina, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and more. Each proposal must include at least one UK-based organisation. 

Small grants of £5–20k and large grants of £20–75k are available as part of the scheme and will be paid to the UK partner. 

Projects can be designed for face-to-face interaction, digital or hybrid formats and can include art forms such as music, film, literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, fashion and more. The use of multiple art forms is also welcomed, as well as cross-disciplinary projects including science and technology for example. Projects can include the development of a new work; residencies; exhibitions; festivals; showcases; research and development; use of archive; conferences and more. 

There will be an information webinar for organisations and artists interested in learning more about the scheme tomorrow (14 October) at 4pm Irish time. 

For further information about the International Collaboration Grants, and to register for the webinar, visit: www.britishcouncil.ie/events/international-collaborations-grants

Published on 13 October 2021

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