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

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Future Leaders Connect is where exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from around the world join a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. You will develop your policy making expertise, make valuable connections and gain the skills to have real impact. Together you will discuss major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engage with inspiring leaders, visit some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborate to produce innovative policy recommendations.
 
Grant: fully funded residency
Deadline: all other countries 14 May 2017 | UK deadline 20 July 2017
Open to: people aged 18-35 from the participating countries (Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK) who have the passion to change the world and can articulate how they would do this. Applicants must speak English and be willing to travel to the UK.
 
 
The British Council in Ukraine and Liverpool Biennial are delighted to launch the second iteration of SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme. It aims to connect artists from Ukraine and the UK, and support their professional development and internationalisation. Applications are now open for UK-based artists to take part in a 45-day residency in Ukraine later this year (August-September). There is also an opportunity for Ukraine-based artists looking to spend up to 45-days in a Liverpool-based residency curated by the Liverpool Biennial team in September to October 2017.
 
Grant: travel, accommodation, a studio, per diems (£1125 for 45 days) and a stipend for research (£500).
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Open to: UK residents (for residencies in Ukraine) and Ukraine based artists (for residencies in Liverpool). Applicants must be professional artists and/or last year-university students of an arts’ degree. All applications should be submitted in English, and all applicants should treat English as a working language for the programme.
 
 
We have an opportunity for three UK creative hub managers to meet peers from across Russia and be part of a unique business development and leadership programme set in the countryside outside Moscow. 
 
Grant: UK - Moscow travel and transfers, visa, accommodation and participation fee
Deadline: 16 July 2017
Open to: UK based creative hubs managers and founders who want to learn bsuiness devekopment skills alongside peers from Russia 
 
 
The British Council in the Gulf are looking for a researcher to investigate exhibition-readiness and audience development capabilities of Gulf museums and galleries from July - September 2017.
 
Grant: TBC
Deadline: 21 July 2017
Open to: UK or Gulf-based researchers with expert understanding of the museum and gallery facilities and audience development standards
 
 
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
 
 
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