British Council are delighted to launch the International Collaboration Grants, a £3.5m programme of grants now available to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate internationally.

“We have always believed in the value of international collaboration. During the pandemic, we supported organisations to collaborate internationally via digital means through the Digital Collaboration Fund . Building on the success of the pilot fund, we are now launching International Collaboration Grants to support UK and international organisations to work together on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects.

The grants are designed to support artists to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers and encourage new international partnerships and innovative ways of collaborating. Small grants of £5-20k and large grants of £20-75k are available now to UK and international organisations. Applications must demonstrate genuine international collaboration and an explicit benefit to individual artists and international partners, and projects should address significant contemporary themes, from climate change to global challenges.

Eligible Countries / Territories

UK in partnership with: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi, Spain, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan,Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, and Vietnam

Projects in bold are ODA (Official Development Assistance) countries/territories

You can find out more about the grants, who can apply and how they will be assessed on our FAQs page .

Funding is intended for innovative projects that demonstrate new art forms or content; work with a new partner; or that approach audiences in a new way, and could include use of:

  • Film.
  • Creative technology.
  • Literature.
  • Visual arts.
  • Theatre and dance.
  • Architecture, design and fashion.
  • Music.
  • Cross-art forms.
  • Activities with themes relevant to the economy.
  • Cross-disciplinary projects (eg art and science; art and technology).

Projects may address any theme, but the funders are particularly keen to receive proposals that focus on gender, race, ethnicity, disability, ageing and other areas of diversity.

Grants can cover a range of capital and revenue costs directly related to the project.

How to apply

Apply using the online application form (Click Here for Online Application).


All applicants must submit their application digitally via the application link by 4 November 2021.

See also

Click Here for the British Council’s Website