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We announce successful applications to Artists' international development fund round two

  • Date: 21 November 2012
  • Area: 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.

Download a full list of successful applicants and projects.

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.

Covering essential costs

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:

  • Luke Pell will receive £4,945 for a research period in New York and Washington to develop his independent voice and practice as a dance curator, maker and performance facilitator. This will involve diverse artists and communities.
  • Edward Atkins has been awarded £3,983 to exhibit at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in Dublin. For the first time, he will develop a written piece to be performed live and then turned into a film throughout the course of an exhibition, seeing a play become a performance become a film.
  • Zoe Shearman will receive £2,304 for a curatorial research visit to Seoul to develop a group exhibition by British artists. The exhibition will be presented at SongEun ArtsSpace and Cultural Foundation, the only non-governmental not-for-profit contemporary art gallery in Seoul with free admission to the public.
  • Lisa Wolfe has been awarded £3,089 for an exploratory visit to PuSh Festival in Vancouver, Canada. As a freelance performing arts producer, she plans to hugely extend her field of reference, knowledge and experience to benefit the artists she works with as well as her own professional development.

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.

Find out more and apply

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.

Read a case study about one of the first round successful applicants

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