Mat Wright

About the Programme

Connections Through Culture is a mobility 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.

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:

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

Please proceed to the following British Council corporate pages for full information:

Future rounds are currently paused due to Covid-19.

For further information regarding British Council’s response on Covid-19, please visit www.britishcouncil.org/arts/response-covid-19.