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

Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship

Travel to learn - return to inspire...The British Council has partnered with the Winston Churchill Memorial Fund on their Travelling Fellowships, supporting the Craft & Design category. The Fellowship enables UK citizens to investigate inspiring practice in other countries, and return with innovative ideas for the benefit of people across the UK.

  • Grant: all travel, accomodation and expenses
  • Deadline: 19 September 2017
  • Open to: UK citizens 

IETM Brussels bursaries

British Council is offering £500 bursaries for UK-based Black, Asian, and minority ethnic artists and producers to attend IETM Brussels, a major performing arts networking event in Europe this November. This year's event will focus on how the arts can respond to populism and exclusion and it is a great opportunity to expand your international networks with support from the British Council Theatre and Dance team. Applications can be made online via the British Council Theatre and Dance website before the deadline on 24 September 23:59 (BST).

  • Grant: £500 towards travel, accommodation, daily expenses and tickets
  • Deadline: 24 September 2017
  • Open to: UK-based BAME artists and producers

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

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