Current and upcoming international opportunities for artists, creatives, professionals and organisations. 

Curators wanted for digital exhibition

Are you a curator from Turkey? If so this might be perfect for you - we are delighted to launch the open call to select the curator of our third digital exhibition.

  • Opportunity: local curatorial professionals to curate the third edition of our digital gallery 'Museum without Walls'
  • Deadline: 1 July 2018
  • Open to: Local Turkish arts professionals over 18, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in visual arts

new Art new Audiences (nAnA)

Apply for the nAnA grant to collaborate on the creation of new art. 

  • Opportunity: artists, arts organisations and/or art collectives from the specified countries (listed below) must connect to co-create, co-facilitate or co-produce new art together
  • Grant: up to £30,000 will be allocated to each project
  • Deadline: 15 July 2018
  • Open to: 18 to 35-year-old artists, arts organisations, and art collectives from cities within England; Ethiopia; Kenya; Northern Ireland; Rwanda; Scotland; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; and Wales

UK/Germany 2018: Affiliate programme for UK based organisations

We are looking for events planned by UK based organisations or individuals to join the affiliate programme for UK/Germany 2018. 

  • Deadline: 31 July 2018
  • Open to: UK based organisations or individuals

Quebec-UK Connections 2019-2020

The British Council, the Québec Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Québec Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie are calling for application for financial support to carry out a cultural cooperation project between Quebec and the UK in 2019 and 2020.

  • Grant: each organisation can apply for £5,100 for each year
  • Deadline: 30 September
  • Open to: UK artists, curators, artistic directors, festival programmers and writers 

China now

China Now is a digital hub offering insights, exclusive content and opportunities for UK based creatives and organisations interested in working in China.

  • Opportunity: insights, content and opportunities
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Open to: UK creatives and organisations

Connections through Culture – China and the UK

Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK.

  • Grant: £2,500
  • Deadline: rolling
  • Open to: artists and arts organisations in the UK and China 

Cultural Protection Fund

In partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport, the British Council have launched the Cultural Protection Fund. Our objective for the new £30 million fund is to help to create opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in conflict-affected regions overseas.

  • Grant: £500 - £100,000+
  • Deadline: small grants will be decided on upon a quarterly basis
  • Open to: the Fund is designed with applications from UK organisations in mind, but any organisation is eligible to apply 

Short Film Travel Grant Fund

In partnership with the BFI, British Council Film operates a Travel Grant Fund that supports filmmakers to travel to key international festivals with short films. There is a list of 60+ eligible festivals at the weblink.

  • Grant: £100 - £1000
  • Deadline: rolling
  • Open to: UK-based filmmakers with short films accepted into one of our listed key festivals

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development. Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games. 

  • Grant: various
  • Deadline: rolling
  • Open to: the creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors in Europe



DICE fund - Collaboration Grant

Calling all creative and social enterprises – we will be offering grants for UK organisations to develop partnerships in one of five countries: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Africa.

  • Grant: up to £50,000
  • Opening: 1 September 2018
  • Deadline: 17 November 2018
  • Open to: applications are welcome from organisations located in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan or South Africa interested in developing a 12-month project with UK organisations