Our International Collaboration Grants are open for the second time. This £1 million grants programme supports the creation of new cultural collaborations between UK artists, arts professionals and organisations and their peers around the world. 

Our International Collaboration Grants encourage new bilateral and multilateral partnerships, providing funding to enable organisations to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers, and help individual artists find innovative ways of collaborating. Available grants range between £25,000 and £75,000 and are now open for application.

Application support 

We have developed a package of resources to help you with your application. Scroll down this page to Downloads and links for an application toolkit providing more information on eligibility, the grants programme and what we are looking for, plus practical tips and considerations for your application.

Please find links below to: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); a recording of our online information session in 2024; a pdf copy of the online information session in 2024, and a recording of our online information session in 2021. We will continue to update the FAQs while applications remain open.

Read our FAQs

Watch the 13 February 2024 presentation

Download the 13 February 2024 presentation

Watch the 2021 information session

International collaboration

Applications must demonstrate genuine international collaboration and deliver explicit benefit to participating UK artists and organisations and their international partners. Projects can address any theme and we ask applicants to share their approach to diversity, inclusion and environmental sustainability in the delivery of their project. 

Participating countries 

Each project should include at least one UK-based organisation and one organisation based in the countries listed below as part of the partnership.

Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Mainland China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Montenegro, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Key dates 

Applications open: 31 January 2024 

Applications close: 30 April 2024, 23.59 (GMT)

Downloads and links

Here you can find links to the application form, associated documents and further help.

Application Form

Application Toolkit 

Application Form Questions

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Contract Terms and Conditions

Further help

Below you'll find videos designed to support your application, including readings of some of the documents linked above. 

Application Walk Through

Application Toolkit (Audio)

Application Form Questions (Audio)

Research and wider reading

On 11 April 2024, we published Cultural Relations in Action – a research study that explores collaborations that were formed as part of previous International Collaboration Grants. If you're awarded a grant this year, you may find this useful. The report is illustrated throughout and includes five case studies.