We have offered an opportunity (through an open call) for the UK and Polish arts organisations to apply for the UK/Poland Season 2025 research scoping grants in Q4/2022 and we are able to offer financial support of 2,500 GBP to over 40 applications in 2023.

UK/Poland ‘Imagining Future Collaborations Reports

As part of the preparations for the UK/Poland Season 2025, the British Council commissioned the Strategic Dreamers team to do a scoping research of the arts and culture/creative sectors in order to analyse the current situation in Poland. The main focus of the research was done in the context of ongoing projects and plans to cooperate with organizations and artists from the UK. The Strategic Dreamers proposed to go beyond typical approach towards creating grant-based projects in order to discover the dreams and needs, often unnamed, that the surveyed organisations have. An important part of the process was the use of strategic futures design methods to co-create new models and practices of international cooperation. In a reality that is uncertain, unpredictable, characterised by crises, fragility and anxiety, it is worth dreaming your own dream and expanding your field of imagination to regain agency and build your own resilience.  

The report presenting the research results (short version and full version) can be downloaded in pdf form below.