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

This page lists all opportunities open to UK applicants, and overseas partners. Given the international nature of our work and the evolving situation with COVID-19, please note that some of the opportunities below may be subject to change. Find out more about our response to Covid-19 here.

Our opportunities are updated regularly and consist of global and regional call-outs. 

UK only


Open call for researcher: Mapping Creative Hubs in Northern Ireland

The British Council  are seeking proposals from researchers and consultants to conduct a mapping and analysis study of creative hubs in Northern Ireland.

Deadline: 2 February 2022 

Open to: Creative hub staff members (founder, CEO, community manager, programmes lead, etc.), or a creative professional working in Northern Ireland, or an academic (associated with a HE institution or independent) in Northern Ireland. The applicants must have in-depth knowledge of the creative sector in Northern Ireland and the creative hubs landscape; some established connections with hubs and key stakeholders across the country and experience in conducting mappings, research in the creative field and drafting reports.

Plural Artists in Residence Call for LGBTQIA+ UK artists

We are offering four residencies for UK and UK-based LGBTQIA+ artists to be hosted by a Brazilian partner organisation. Hosted by a Brazilian partner, UK residents will develop new ideas, experiment with their practice and make new connections through engaging with the partners’ local cultural landscape. 

Deadline: 15 February 

Open to: Artists in Residence is open to LGBTQIA+ UK artists all genres. Artists may be performers, visual artists, designers, filmmakers, writers, etc. 

Global or multiple countries


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East Asia

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 

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

Middle East and North Africa

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South Asia

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Sub-Saharan Africa

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Wider Europe

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