About this opportunity

The British Council's festivals and seasons around the world are a great opportunity to strengthen your international networks and share your work with new audiences.  UK/Australia Season will see artists, universities, and civil society leaders come together to examine our current context as two diverse and outward-looking nations, under the theme ‘Who are we now?’

We are inviting UK and Australian Higher Education institutions to put forward proposals for compelling activities or events delivered in Australia and/or digitally as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22. The Season will take place in Australia from September 2021 to March 2022.

The Higher Education programme is an opportunity for UK and Australian institutions to focus on common interests and areas where there is substantial common ground, and to explore and identify ways in which cooperation and collaboration can be enhanced in order to achieve long-term mutual benefit.

Projects included in the Season must speak to and explore the core Season theme, Who Are We Now?, and the sub-themes of: 

  • Innovation: 4th industrial revolution, science and health, arts practice and creative industries  
  • Environment: collaboration on sustainability, climate, green growth, biodiversity, sci-communications
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion: decolonization, structural inequities in sectors, public engagement    
  • Cultural relations: ‘national identity’, soft power, future of cultural policy and international collaboration. 

How to apply

Applications for Higher Education institutions submissions are now open and close on Friday 13 November, 5pm (UK time)

Find out more about the Season and download the application form here

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