Individual artists, arts organisations, and festivals based in India and Wales are invited to apply for a one-year research and development grant of up to 10,000 GBP by submitting co-created project proposals.
Connections Through Culture: India-Wales is a grant scheme by the British Council supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales to develop cross-cultural creative collaborations and new artistic work between India and Wales with scope to tour arts festivals in both countries over the longer-term.
The grant is designed to provide support to individual artists, arts organisations and festivals based in India and Wales to co-create new artistic work, embed creative skills and develop capacity and share practice through a one-year research and development grant from April 2021 to February 2022.
This grant scheme is an opportunity to build on the success of the India-Wales, the joint funding programme between British Council and Wales Arts International/Arts Council of Wales, and Wales’ involvement in the UK-India Year of Culture in 2017, that marked the 70 anniversary of independence in India. India Wales was an ambitious programme that supported more than 2000 participants across 13 projects, within theatre, dance, film, literature, music, and visual and applied arts, engaged more than 80,000 audience members in Wales and India, and reached over 4.9 million people through social media.