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UK Arts Councils & Agencies to pilot new fund for international collaboration

05 October 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding is available to support creative sector organisations and individuals in the four nations of the United Kingdom towards international partnership development and co-creation projects.

Fund Information

Funding body:
Creative Scotland
Maximum value:
£ 5,000
Application deadline:


With co-investment from Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International, the small pilot Four Nations International Fund is being designed to support those working in the arts and creative industries in the four nations across the UK and together with counterparts in Europe and beyond.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the fund is to support in-person, digital or hybrid activity including exchanges, residencies, partnership development, co-creation and networking, with priority given to applications experimenting with innovative models of international collaboration.

Value Notes

The fund has a total value of £100,000.

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from creative sector organisations and individuals based in one of the four nations of the UK.

Applications will require applicants to have at least one partner from another of the four nations of the UK in addition to at least one international partner.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is intended to support in-person, digital or hybrid activity.


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

How To Apply

The fund will open to applications on 21 October 2021 and close to applications on 11 November 2021.

Applicants are invited to contact the Creative Scotland enquiries team to discuss any ideas or questions, ahead of making an online application.

Useful documents & links

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Creative Scotland
    Waverley Gate
    2-4 Waterloo Place
    EH1 3EG
    Tel: 0330 333 2000
    Email: [email protected]

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