- Date: 21 November 2012
- Region: International, National
Arts Council England and the British Council are today announcing the 26 successful applicants to the second of three rounds of the Artists' international development fund.
The three-year Artists' international development programme supports artists based in England to work internationally. The £750,000 fund 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.
In the second round, grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be awarded to 26 artists to travel, explore and collaborate internationally while carrying out professional projects. These artists will work across dance, music, visual arts, literature, theatre and combined arts in seventeen different countries across six continents.
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.
Examples of awards made include:
Arts Council England and the British Council are each providing half of the total funding available for the Artists international development fund which is managed by the Arts Council, with successful applicants being chosen jointly by the two organisations.
This is the second of three rounds of funding for the programme in this financial year. For information on the first round of funding, and to apply in the next round, please visit the Artists' international development pages of our website.