Artists & Creatives
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Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

OPPORTUNITY: BIENNALES AND FESTIVALS 2021

The British Council is awarding grants for exhibitions and festivals in the UK and abroad.

DEADLINE TO APPLY 18:00 BST, 18 AUGUST 2021

The British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion team has supported presentations by UK architects and designers across ten international platforms since 2016 through their biennales and festivals grants.

They are awarding grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 to support biennales and festivals in the UK to present work by international designers, and biennales and festivals outside the UK to present work by UK designers.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
– Biennales and festivals outside the UK wishing to showcase work by UK-based designers, or UK biennales and festivals wishing to showcase work by international designers are eligible to apply.
– Grants are not designed for research and development, but to facilitate implementation of activities, such as collaborations and exchanges, or exhibitions and installations.

Priority will be given to:

Activities involving designers in early stages of their career, i.e. within 10 years of practice; and projects that foster collaboration between UK-based and international designers;
Due to the nature of the funding majority of the grants offered will be for activities either taking place in Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipient countries (for biennales and festivals outside the UK) or with designers from those countries (for UK biennales and festivals).

COVID-19
Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, proposals that include digital showcasing or exchanges are welcome. Applicants should specify in the project description how digital elements of the activity will be delivered, ensuring that the value of showcase or exchange is still embedded in the project.

Find more information here and apply here.

The British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion department creates links between designers and cultural institutions around the world through a diverse range of collaborative projects.

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