About the Programme

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.

 

Programme Details

  • Value of each grant is set at £2,500 (or equivalent monetary value in Taiwan Dollars) per project. A limited number of small grants to enable artists or members of arts organisations to visit their counterparts in Taiwan or the UK for a limited period of time, to develop projects, exchange skills or see others' work. Grants are offered four times each year.
  • Grants are offered to artists / organisations working in the following areas including drama, dance, visual arts, literature, film, music, architecture, design and fashion.

 

"Connections through Culture" grant applications are paused

“Future rounds are currently paused due to Covid-19. For further information regarding British Council’s response on Covid-19, please visit our website for more information.

 

 

 

For more information, please download the "notes to applicants" document at our "Download" section.

Please complete the online application form here according to the "open for application" date and upload your CV and a letter of support from a confirmed host arts organisation or artist.

Please contact us via email if you have any questions.

British Council reserves right to further changes.

 

Round 1: "Connections through Culture" Grants (Submission for Round 1 grant is closed)

  • Open for Application: 1 July, 2019
  • Application Closing Date: 2 August, 2019
  • Results out: 2 September, 2019

The grant will be used to support the exchange between October to December 2019. Each applicant (organisation) will be required to share feedback on their visit.

Round 1: "Connections through Culture" Grantees: 

  Genre Project
1 Film and Media Arts Taiwanese sound and multimedia artists’ exchange with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in the UK
2 Theatre UK producer and artist to visit Taiwan to explore and learn more about traditional Taiwanese theatre making

Round 2: "Connections through Culture" Grants (Submission for Round 2 grant is closed)

  • Open for Application: 30 September, 2019
  • Application Closing Date:1 November, 2019
  • Results out: 2 December, 2019

The grant will be used to support the exchange between January to March 2020. Each applicant (organisation) will be required to share feedback on their visit.

Round 2: "Connections through Culture" Grantees: 

  Genre Project
1 Architecture London Festival of Architecture to work with arts centres and organisations in Taiwan to build international networks and facilitate exchanges.

To read about LFA Programme Manager Andre Holmqvist’s February visit to Taiwan head to our views page here.

2 Performing Arts Taiwan independent producer to visit the UK, aiming to establish Outdoor Arts Network Asia between Taiwan and the UK
3 Arts and Cultural Exchange Programme UK creative director to visit Taiwan to undertake a combined residency, exhibition and project develop initiative with and facilitated through a Cultural Park in Taiwan

Round 3: "Connections through Culture" Grants (Submission for Round 3 grant is closed)

  • Open for Application: 30 December, 2019
  • Application Closing Date: 2 February, 2020
  • Results out: 2 March, 2020

The grant will be used to support the exchange between April to June 2020. Each applicant (organisation) will be required to share feedback on their visit.

Round 3: "Connections through Culture" Grantees: 

  Genre Project
1 Theatre A theatre director from Taiwan to conduct a field research in the UK on British Queer Culture of the 80's in preparation of next theatre production
2 Festivals A UK artistic director's research visit to meet and see the work of Indigenous Taiwanese artists and arts organisations with a view to programming the next festival in London

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