A list of our current and upcoming international opportunities for artists, creatives, professionals and organisations.
 

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2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB)  is looking for architecture, design and fashion projects which will exhibit at the UABB. The theme of the UABB (Shenzhen) 2017 is “Cities, Grow in Difference”, which encourages people to recognise and embrace the cultural, social, and spatial aspects of different origins, different states, and different values. 
 
Opoortunity: a call for architecture and design projects which will then be turned into an exhibition during UABB
Deadline: July 28 2017
Open to: UK based creatives
 
 
We are looking for existing UK arts and cultural projects and events that will be taking place in Korea throughout 2017-18 to be part of the affiliate programme for UK/Korea 2017-18. The season will be the biggest ever celebration of relationships in arts, creative industries and culture in Korea. 
 
Opportunity: participation in UK/Korea 2017-18 connects you with prestigious partners and some of the most exciting arts organisations and practitioners in the UK and Korea as well as the chance to reach up to 1.5 million people across Korea and engage millions of people digitally
Deadline: four months before the opening of your event and final deadline is 31 July 2017
Open to: organisations, companies, artists and creatives with existing UK arts and cultural projects and events taking place in Korea from March 2017 – March 2018
 
 
We are looking for existing UK arts and cultural projects and events that will be taking place in the UAE throughout 2017 to be part of the affiliate programme for UK/UAE 2017. UK/UAE 2017 will reach around half a million people across the UAE. As a partner there are unique mutual benefits to be gained through cooperation on branding and marketing and communications: association with a series of world-class arts and educational events and integration into our innovative year-long communications campaign.  
 
Opportunity: participation in UK/UAE 2017 connects you with prestigious partners and some of the most exciting arts organisations and practitioners in the UK and the UAE
Deadline: four months before the opening of your event and final deadline is 31 July 2017
Open to: organisations, companies, artists and creatives with existing UK arts and cultural projects and events taking place in the UAE from March 2017 – March 2018
 
 
As a part of the BAITASI Remade Project, following the BAITASI Courtyard Renewal International Design Competition in 2016, BAITASI Remade Project and Xinjiekou Sub-district Administrative Office unite again to launch a design competition in 2017 and are calling for submissions to re-design the district in Beijing.
 
Opportunity: to re-design the district in Beijing with shortlisted designs exhibiting at the Beijing Design Week and the opportunity for feasible designs to then be put forward for sponsorship and be implemented
Deadline: 1 August 2017
Open to: UK based creatives and organisations
 
 
British Council and Creative Scotland are organising a scoping visit to Japan: to the Yokohama Triennale and to Tokyo.  The delegation will be formed of up to 7 Scotland-based curators and the visit will take place from 21st - 28th/29th October inclusive of travel.  
 
Grant: costs of international & domestic flights together with accommodation costs (Delegates will be expected to cover daily subsistence, incidental travel expenses, optional entertainment and visa costs)
Deadline: 3 August 2017
Open to: Visual arts curators/directors/producers based across Scotland including freelance/independent practitioners
 
We are looking for exhibition proposals for the British Pavilion at the Architecture Venice Biennale, 26 May to 25 November 2018.
 
Opportunity: to curate the British Pavilion exhibition at the Architecture Biennale 2018 with a production budget up to £100k
Deadline: 7 August for initial expressions of interest and then 12 September for a detailed proposal
Open to: we invite proposals from UK based curatorial teams which can include architects, designers, curators, researchers, artists, critics and other collaborators, as well as cultural and educational institutions
 
 
Apply now for Chronus Art Centre's (CAC) 3-month research and creation fellowship. The program is designed to host one international artist and researcher of extraordinary talents in the area of new media art in order to conduct research and creation at Chronus Art Center (CAC), Shanghai.
 
Opportunity: 3 month residency at CAC working with the research and creation team and a grant of US $10,000
Deadline: 10 August 2017
Open to: creatives/artists and researchers
 
 
new Art new Audiences is an annual (open call) grant for 18 to 35-year-old East African and British artists, arts organisations, and art collectives, to create new art together and to showcase this art to audiences across East Africa and the UK.
 
Grant: up to £30,000
Deadline: 13 August 2017
Open to: residents of East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopian, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan) or the UK. Applicants should be between 18 - 35 year old
 
 
In celebration of Ghana at 60, British Council is inviting joint applications from UK and Ghana creative hubs or networks to curate a 6-day pop up hub at the British Council Ghana Skills Hub and Innovation Centre.
 
Grant: £20,000
Deadline: 14 August 2017
Open to: Creative hubs or networks (with members predominantly in the age 18-35 bracket) in Ghana and UK
 
 
The Cultural Protection Fund is looking for an evaluation consultant with experience in the field of cultural heritage to deliver evaluation workshops for grant recipients and assist with the drafting of our next annual report.
 
Deadline: 28 August 2017
Open to: evaluation consultants with heritage experience
 
 
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 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 
 
 
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 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
 

Artists' International Development Fund

In partnership with the Arts Council England, We are investing in talented individuals to develop skills, expand horizons and introduce an international perspective to their work.
 
Grant: between £1000 and £5000
Opening: rolling
Open to: individual artists and/or creative practitioners from the UK