About the Programme 

Connections Through Culture (CTC) is an arts grants programme run by the British Council in the UK and East Asia.  

For the 2020-2021 part of the programme, we will be supporting ONLINE COLLABORATION PROJECTS between Southeast Asia and the UK. In October 2020 we will be accepting applications for Connections Through Culture UK-Southeast Asia Online Grants. Projects will be needed to be completed between January to June 2021. Applications will be from 16 October to 08 November 2020. 

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. 

The China mobility 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. 

 Applicants living in the UK or in any of the East Asian countries featured in this British Council programme can apply for the grant: 

  • artists  
  • cultural and arts professionals
  • representatives of art collectives, networks or organisations 

To apply for our current grants, please proceed to the following British Council pages for full information. Both UK and East Asian applications are received by the submission links on these sites:  

CTC UK-Southeast Asia cluster:  

Results of the Connections Through Culture UK-Southeast Asia Online Collaboration Grants 2020 will be sent via email to all applicants, whether accepted or declined, starting 1 December 2020 Tuesday. Thank you for your patience.

CTC UK-China:  

CTC UK-Taiwan: