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The India-Northern Ireland: Connections Through Culture scheme is open! 

The India-Northern Ireland: Connections Through Culture is a new grant scheme by the British Council that supports artistic collaboration and exchange between creative professionals and arts organisations in Northern Ireland and India.

Linked to the diversity of India and the UK’s devolved nations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; the India-Northern Ireland Connections Through Culture grants will enable development of cross-cultural practice and new artistic work with scope to tour to arts festivals in India and Northern Ireland over the longer-term.

The grant is designed to provide support to successful applicants for a period of 3 years, where:

  • Year 1 is for the R&D for the proposed project.
  • Years 2 & 3 would include production and festivals touring.

As part of British Council’s Festivals for the Future programme in India, the grant supports artistic collaboration and exchange between creative professionals and arts organisations in Northern Ireland and India, and enables development of cross-cultural practice and new artistic work with scope to tour to arts festivals in India and Northern Ireland over the longer-term.

Individual artists, arts organisations and festivals based in India or Northern Ireland are invited to apply for the grant by submitting co-created project proposals for Year 1.

The application is open till 7 February 2020.

To apply, click here.