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Artists international development fund announced at State of the Arts

  • Date: 14 February 2012
  • Area: National

Liz Forgan, Chair, Arts Council England today (Tuesday 14 February) announced in her keynote speech at State of the Arts that, in what is a new chapter in the relationship between the Arts Council and the British Council, we are launching the Artists international development fund, a £750,000 fund which will support English artists to travel, explore and collaborate internationally, developing markets and audiences overseas for their work. The fund will open for applications next month and responds to the evident and increasing insistence by artists that they need access to their peers, to audiences and to influences from other places and other cultures.  The fund will, it is hoped, be a valuable help to artists to build on domestic success at crucial stages of their career.

Full details of the Artists international development fund will be announced by the British Council and Arts Council England on Wednesday 29 February. Guidance will be published for applicants on the strategic funding section of the Arts Council website, with the online portal open and up and running for applicants from 1 March 2012.

Download Liz Forgan's speech here.

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