The British Council has announced recipients of the Digital Collaboration Fund, supporting UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating.
The UK/Italy Season - the British Council’s first digital-led Season of Culture - took place 17 September - 30 November 2020. Supported by the British Embassy in Rome, it comprised over 50 virtual events spanning dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.
Southbank Centre has revealed the first digital Unlimited festival programme accessible to a global audience, featuring dance, performance, comedy, film, talks, workshops and art that celebrates the artistic vision of disabled artists over five days on 13-17 January 2021.
British Council is offering grants of up to £50,000 for 20 creative climate change-themed commissions from international collaborations in the build up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow in November 2021.
Jerwood Arts and three other independent funders have launched the Live Work Fund, £660,000 intended to support at least 33 UK artists, creatives and producers over 12 months with awards of £20,000 to adapt their approach to making and sharing live work.
Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme for UK City of Culture 2021, beginning in May 2021.
Rooted in the rich history of the city and celebrating the stories of the people who have made it their home, the programme also addresses the issues that communities are faced with today while imagining what the future holds.
Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors. The programme is supported by funding from the GREAT Britain Campaign via the Culture Diary and Arts Council England.
The programme launches with an online festival of international exchange and collaboration taking place 11-14 November 2020. Register to join the online sessions here.
Around 30 arts organisations in the West Midlands have signed the 'More Than a Moment' pledge, vowing to make "radical and permanent change" for and with Black creatives and employees.
The More Than a Moment pledge, published on 29 October 2020 and crafted by a working group of young Black artists and creatives, features a set of calls to action intended to "designed to dismantle the systems that keep Black artists and creatives from achieving their potential in the arts and cultural industries".
Festival UK* 2022 is calling for scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to come together and collaborate on creative ideas.
Festival UK* 2022 wants creative teams made up of organisations and individuals from across the STEAM sectors to apply to take part in a paid R&D project to create compelling, ambitious and jaw-dropping public engagement acts on a global-scale.
The team behind the UK Pavilion at World Expo Dubai is inviting anyone in the world to contribute to a crowd-sourced musical piece that showcases the sounds of humanity for use as part of the huge world-class installation of the Pavilion.