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

Taking the Stage: residency programme for UK theatre makers

Taking the Stage 2.0 is an international residency programme designed to foster cultural exchange between Ukrainian and British theatre professionals. Between May and October 2020, the successful applicants will have the opportunity to work for five weeks in one of five Ukrainian host theatres that are keen to test their own creative practice through the residencies. 

  • Grant: two return flights, accommodation, per diems of £20 per day, a fee of £2500 and a small supplementary grant for production
  • Deadline: 5 April 2020
  • Open to: UK-based theatre practitioners with at least five years of professional experience in their chosen field

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 

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

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: UK-Southeast Asia 

Connections Through Culture is an arts mobility grant scheme run by the British Council in the UK and East Asia. Starting 26 August 2019, we will be extending it to Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines and mobility will be open in this cluster every three months.

  • Grant: up to £2,500, £3,500, and £5,000 every quarter (grants are not for academic support and can be used to support other grants)
  • Deadline: rolling
  • Open to: UK and Southeast Asian artists, arts professionals (curators, art managers, art specialists) and representatives of arts collectives/groups of all ages with preference to SEA applicants who have not yet traveled to the UK and vice versa

Connections Through Culture: Taiwan

British Council in Taiwan has launched the 'Connections through Culture' Grants starting in July 2019. It is an arts mobility grant scheme which aims to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, also to support long-lasting relationships between Taiwan and the UK. 

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