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.
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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.
An additional £151 million has been given to arts and culture organisations across England, adding to the £257 million earlier in October, coming from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Read a full list of recipients here.
Thursday 1 October 2020 marks one year to go until Expo 2020 Dubai opens, and you can now visit the UK Pavilion virtually. Take an online walk through the full visitor experience including the wallking route for visitors in person, and the interior spaces such as the Choral Space, where the incredible soundscape will be piped in.
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.
British Council is seeking a British or UK-based curator to create and co-produce the next edition of its online-only platform for supporting creativity in digital art, PlayUK. With a focus on new work, proposals should come from individuals or collectives for a programme to showcase, exchange knowledge and share new practices in the process of game-making that connects UK and Western Balkan creatives.
Southbank Centre is running a three-month series of multi-arts events entitled Inside Out, all broadcast from Royal Festival Hall and other venues from 17 September to 30 December.
The autumn season of over 40 multi-arts events bringing music, literature, and comedy back to the Royal Festival Hall for the first time since closure on 17 March, including:
The UK in JAPAN 2019-20 season, a high-profile and ambitious campaign to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and deepen the partnership between the UK and Japan as forward-looking global leaders, was launched in September 2019 after its official announcement when Prime Minister Abe visited the UK in January 2019.