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

Given the international nature of our work and the evolving situation with COVID-19, please note that some of the opportunities below may be subject to change. Find out more about our response to Covid-19 here.

Our opportunities are updated regularly and consist of global and regional call-outs. 

Global or multiple countries 

International Collaboration Grants

International Collaboration Grants are a £3.5m programme of grants now available to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate internationally.

Grant: There are two levels of grants available: small grants: £5k-£20k; large grants: £20-75k

Deadline: 4 November 2021

Open Call: India-UK together 2022

British Council India invites cultural organisations and festivals from India and the UK to apply for grants for new collaborative arts projects to mark India’s 75th anniversary of Independence. 

Grant: A total of four grants (3 x £50,000 and 1 x £100,000) will be awarded to projects highlighting collaborations between India and the UK.

Deadline: 31 October 2021

Open to: The collaboration grant is open to India and UK (including Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) arts and culture organisations. Applications must be a partnership between at least one UK collaborator and one (or more) collaborators based in India. 

UK-PH Creative Communities Learning Lab (CCLL) Grants

The UK-PH Creative Communities Learning Grants will provide creative hubs the opportunity to create new partnerships and bring their training online based on expertise and experiences. It will support UK-PH collaborative teams to develop a new online course relevant to the changing needs of creatives. This continues the British Council’s initiative to offer new online content by creative hubs and for creative hubs, creative entrepreneurs, arts managers and cultural professionals.

Grant: £6,000

Deadline: 29 October

Open to: UK creatives and creative hubs


British Council Mexico's Creative Leadership Programme Open Call 

The British Council invites proposals to curate and produce a four-week online programme for 12 Mexican creative leaders will be supported to develop new governance proposals, whilst engaging in and being inspired by a series of talks, workshops and discussions exploring approaches to cultural leadership and governance.

Deadline: 22 October 

Open to: UK organisations that are able to tailor and deliver an online programme about cultural leadership and governance models.

East Asia

Connections Through Culture: China

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 


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

Middle East and North Africa

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South Asia

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Sub-Saharan Africa

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Wider Europe

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