British Council invites collaborative proposals for arts and culture projects from India and UK-based organisations, festivals, and institutions for the India-UK Together 2022 programme to mark India’s 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022- 2023.
This is an opportunity to think creatively, be innovative and explore new ways of artistic collaboration and touring across India and the UK in 2022- 2023.
Grants will be awarded to collaborative and co-created arts and culture project proposals between India and UK partners that offer positive opportunities to co-develop cross-cultural creative collaborations, skills and knowledge exchange and new artistic work with scope to tour in India in 2022- 2023.
A total of four grants (3 x £50,000 and 1 x £100,000) will be awarded to projects highlighting collaborations between India and the UK.
Themes: Projects to explore the key cross-cutting theme ‘Together’ – addressing shared global challenges through the lens of digital innovation, environmental sustainability, equality, diversity, and inclusion principles, gender equality, accessibility and empowering young leaders of the future and investigate the following sub-themes:
- Science, Arts and Heritage in times of change – exploring one of these areas or the intersection
- Arts Festivals – bringing together artists and performance companies with festivals in India to perform and present, working together to drive the enterprise economy through spotlighting culture and creativity
Artforms: Grants are offered to applicants in all art forms: theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, film, music, architecture, design, fashion, tech-art and new media art. Inter- and cross-disciplinary practices are encouraged
Application deadline: by midnight (IST) on 31 October 2021, late applications will not be accepted.