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

Here are all the opportunities, open to UK applicants and overseas partners, that we have available for you. Our opportunities are updated regularly and consist of global and regional call-outs. These can be opportunities open to artists and organisations to work with us, for us, or alongside us, in the UK and around the world.

UK only

 

Travel Grants for UK-France Spotlight on Culture

We've developed a new funding opportunity, together with Creative Scotland, to support Scottish-based arts professionals to travel to France to make new connections, develop networks and undertake research and development of future collaborative projects with French partners.

Grant: up to £3,000 per successful application.

Open to: applicants based in Scotland with existing experience of working internationally.

Deadline: Tuesday 9 July 2024, 12.00 (BST).

Creative Agencies: Join our design roster

We're seeking innovative design agencies to join our list of suppliers to deliver diverse creative projects across various media on a two year framework agreement. We are looking for fresh ideas and high-quality execution in visual conception, art direction, digital and print design, social media graphics, Canva templates, presentations, video content, exhibition design, motion design, illustration, information design, and limited copywriting.

Open to: UK creative design agencies

Apply: More information here.

Deadline: Friday 12 July.

International Showcase Fund 

The International Showcase Fund (ISF) offers grants of up to £5,500 for international export opportunities for UK-based artists, bands, songwriters and producers who have been invited to perform or create new music at international industry facing showcasing festivals, song writing camps or conferences. Our partnership with PRS Foundation to support this opportunity is specifically designed to enable UK artists to perform and collaborate at festivals and showcase opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and Latin America.

Grant: up to £5,500.

Deadline: rolling deadlines.

Film Travel Grants Fund

Our Film Travel Grant Fund is supported by BFI National Lottery funding in partnership with BFI NETWORK and the BFI International Fund. The grants are designed to enable filmmakers to represent work abroad, develop new contacts and networks, and reach new audiences. It is particularly created to increase the exposure of new and emerging UK films, XR projects and talent on an international stage.

Open to: UK filmmakers and XR creatives.

Grants: awards for short and feature film festival grants range from £100 to £1,500 but will not normally exceed £750. Awards for XR projects are divided into two tiers: travel only (£100 to £1,500) and a limited number of travel / technical grants for larger scale showcasing, capped at £7,000.

Deadline: there are no deadlines; this is a rolling fund. Applications must be made in advance of travel and we can not fund events that have already taken place.

Global or multiple countries

 

Moving Narratives Mentorship Award open call

Artists and cultural practitioners who are challenging contemporary narratives or working to recentre marginalised histories are invited to apply to the Mentorship Award: Moving Narratives. This multi-disciplinary programme, run in partnership with the Prince Claus Fund, supports artists to forge new connections and strengthen creative practices that reconsider historical legacies and explore emancipatory movements. 

Open to: individual, experienced artists and cultural practitioners with between seven and 15 years of relevant professional experience, whose practice highlights marginalised histories that challenge dominant worldviews. Applicants must live and work in one of the eligible countries.

Deadline: Tuesday 16 July 2024, 17.30 (CEST).

Connections Through Culture

Our Connections Through Culture grants help artists and cultural organisations to bring their ideas to life, with projects eligible at any stage of development and across artforms. The collaborative projects can include digital, face-to-face, and hybrid artistic projects between Asia-Pacific and the UK.

Grants: £5,000 to £10,000

Deadline: Monday 2 September 2024, 23.59 (GMT).

Americas

 

Please check back soon for more opportunities or take a look at our 'Global or multiple countries' opportunities that you might be eligible for.

East Asia

 

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.

Open to: UK creatives and organisations.

Deadline: N/A.

Middle East and North Africa

 

Please check back soon for more opportunities or take a look at our 'Global or multiple countries' opportunities that you might be eligible for.

South Asia

 

Please check back soon for more opportunities or take a look at our 'Global or multiple countries' opportunities that you might be eligible for.

Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Please check back soon for more opportunities or take a look at our 'Global or multiple countries' opportunities that you might be eligible for.

Europe

 

Please check back soon for more opportunities or take a look at our 'Global or multiple countries' opportunities that you might be eligible for.