British Council in Taiwan- “Connections through Culture” digital grants

British Council in Taiwan launches the “Connections through Culture” Grants in 2019. This programme aims to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, also to support long-lasting relationships between Taiwan and the UK. Celebrating the diverse cultural scenes in Taiwan and the UK, the programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations. Artists and arts organisations can both benefit from the inspiration gained from exchanging ideas and sharing their cultural history. The “Connections through Culture” Grants is organised by British Council in Taiwan with supports from the National Culture and Arts Foundation .

Prior to Covid-19, funding was provided for international travel to further face-to-face discussions needed to develop projects beyond initial expressions of interest between two partners. However, with current travel restrictions and continued uncertainty, the 2020-2021 grants are now used to support online collaboration projects between Taiwan and the UK.

To encourage more innovative and creative collaborations and works during these challenging times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the value of each grant for the Round 5 has been increased to £3,200 (or equivalent monetary value in Taiwan Dollars) per project.

Grants are offered to artists / organisations working in the following areas including drama, dance, visual arts, literature, film, music, architecture, design, and fashion.

• Open for Application: 5 January 2021
• Application Closing Date: 26 January 2021 (23:59 UK time)
• Results out: by end of February 2021
• The online collaborations/projects will need to be completed between March to September 2021

All art forms/practices can apply. Given the focus of our work in Taiwan on inclusive arts, they particularly welcome collaborations that focus on inclusion, ageing, and disability.

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5 Jan 2021


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