- Date: 24 July 2012
- Area: National
Today we announced the 25 successful applicants to the Artists' international development fund, a joint three-year programme between the British Council and Arts Council England which will support individual artists based in England to work internationally.
The Artists' international development fund will provides grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 for artists to travel, explore and collaborate internationally while carrying out professional projects. 291 applications were submitted to this round of funding.
The £750,000 fund, over three years 2012-15, aims to support artists who have carried out little or no work internationally, and is designed to help artists build on their domestic success and develop markets and audiences overseas for their work.
All projects include one or two periods spent working abroad by the artist. The grants are to be used towards covering travel costs, daily needs, some material costs, and accommodation.
Arts Council England and the British Council are each providing half of the total funding available. The fund is managed by the Arts Council with successful applicants being chosen jointly by Arts Council England and the British Council.
This is the first of two rounds of funding for this financial year. For more information and to apply for the next round of funding visit the Artists' international development pages of our website.