About the Programme
Connections Through Culture is a grants programme run by the British Council in the UK and East Asia.
This programme aims to develop exciting cultural exchanges and collaborations between artists, arts professionals, and arts organisations, and to support long-lasting relationships between people from East Asia and the UK.
Calls for applications in 2021 vary in different countries and some have already started. Please proceed to the following British Council corporate pages for full information:
- CTC UK-China
- CTC UK-Taiwan
- CTC UK-Southeast Asia cluster:
- Indonesia - Vietnam - Malaysia - Myanmar - Philippines - Thailand
The China programme has been supporting artists and arts professionals for more than a decade. In Taiwan, we started the first open call in July 2019. In August 2019, Connections Through Culture was launched in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Celebrating the diverse cultural expression in both regions, the programme offers support, information, advice and networking opportunities for professional development. Grantees both from the UK and the East Asian countries benefit from the inspiration gained from exchanging ideas and sharing their cultural history.
Grants are offered to applicants working in the following areas: drama, dance, visual arts, literature, film, music, architecture, design and fashion.
Applicants living in the UK or in any of the East Asian countries featured in this British Council programme can apply for the grant:
- cultural and arts professionals
- representatives of art collectives, networks or organisations