Friday 15 October 2021 to Thursday 04 November 2021

We are delighted to launch the International Collaboration Grants. Programme worth £3.5m offering grants now available to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate internationally.

We have always believed in the value of international collaboration. During the pandemic, we supported organisations to collaborate internationally via digital means through the Digital Collaboration Fund. Building on the success of the pilot fund, we are now launching International Collaboration Grants to support UK and international organisations to work together on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects.

The grants are designed to support artists to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers and encourage new international partnerships and innovative ways of collaborating. Small grants of £5-20k and large grants of £20-75k are available now to UK and international organisations. Applications must demonstrate genuine international collaboration and an explicit benefit to individual artists and international partners, and projects should address significant contemporary themes, from climate change to global challenges.

You can find out more about the grants, who can apply and how they will be assessed on our FAQs page

How to apply

To view application questions please go to the  Application guidance. Please note, this is not the application form, but general guidance. The digital portal to apply will go live on this page on Friday 15 October.

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All applicants must submit their application digitally via the application link (available from 15 October) by 4 November 2021

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