The programme is open to artists of any artform:
- who have received recognition for their work in England
- who do not have extensive international experience
- whose work will benefit from launching better international networks - either artistically or in terms of developing an audience for their work
- who can demonstrate an interest in their work from an overseas partner/host
Individual artists, including creative producers, curators and editors, can apply. Although the Artists' international development programme is aimed at individual artists, small groups of artists who normally collaborate in their work can also apply. This could include, for example, musicians and visual artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. If the group does not have a shared bank account, awards to successful applicants would be made to the lead artist named on the application form, but all members of the group would be jointly responsible for the award.
Resources do not cover residencies for larger groups such as whole theatre or dance groups, or curatorial work based from a gallery or museum involving researching and setting up an exhibition. The programme can cover the targeted exchange of key creative people to develop new concepts or relationships.
Who cannot apply
The following individuals cannot apply:
- anyone under the age of 18 at the time of application
- students, for projects related to their course of study or their tuition fees (by student we mean a person following a course of study in a school, a college or a university)
- individuals based (living) outside England
- small groups who cannot demonstrate that they have a history of working collaboratively
- companies or organisations
If you fall into one of these categories, your application will not be eligible to be assessed.
For further information on eligibility, please read our guidance.