Digital Collaboration Fund. Photo credit: Unsplash, Arif Wahid

Photo credit: Unsplash, Arif Wahid

Opportunities connecting Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK will be added to this page when they are live.



Digital Collaboration Grant (Closed)

Grants now available to support arts organisations to collaborate internationally. We are offering grants of up to £50k to organisations in the UK and selected countries overseas to collaborate digitally on international projects.

Eligible African countries: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lybia, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zimbabwe.

Why a digital collaboration fund?
We have always supported international artistic collaboration through our work. In response to increasing restrictions on global travel due to Covid-19, and rising concerns about the sustainability of face-to-face collaborations, we are now looking for new ways to foster these international connections. The Digital Collaboration Fund aims to address this challenge. Through a series of grants, we are supporting organisations to devise new virtual ways of working internationally, in turn creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange. 

Submissions closed on: 23:59GMT 18 November 2020

Find out more and apply here.


Climate change and COP26 - Open call for creative commissions (Closed)

Apply by 13 December 2020 for a grant of up to £50k. Collaborate with international partners and realise your creative idea. The British Council is inviting applications for creative commissions that bring together art, science and digital technology and offer innovative responses to climate change. The commissions will be part of the cultural programme in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which the UK is hosting in Glasgow in November 2021.

Submissions closed on: 13 December 2020

Find out more and apply here.


New Narratives Youth Advisory Board Call (Closed)

The Youth Advisory Board is to ensure effective and successful delivery of the New Narratives programme. The board will consist of young people from the UK, Sub-Saharan Africa, and North Africa, and provides an excellent opportunity for networking, peer-to-peer learning, skills development, etc.

Submissions closed on: 14 December 2020

Find out more and apply here.