06 August 2021


Applications for the latest round of the British Council’s Connections Through Culture (CTC) opens 6 August to 5 September 2021. This arts grant is a first-of-its kind project to spark innovative ways for participants from six Southeast Asian countries and the UK to collaborate through the arts.

The programme is a bilateral grants programme designed to seed exciting cultural exchanges between artists and arts organisations, and nurture cooperation and long-lasting relationships between the United Kingdom and for 2021-2022, six Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Alongside similar initiatives across East Asia, artists, arts professionals, and art group/collective representatives from the six countries and the UK are eligible to apply for the online grants valued from up to 8,000 GBP. A new alumni category is also opened for previous CTC UK-SEA grantees, with value up to 2,000 GBP.

Grantees from Southeast Asia and the UK may use the fund for platforms and conversations to meet with specialists, peers in the field and other participants based in the UK and in Southeast Asia between October 2021 to February 2022.

Successful grantees of the 2021-2022 round will be announced end of September 2021.

Initiated in August 2019, the primary objective is to support exchanges and collaborations between the UK and Southeast Asia.Prior to Covid-19, this would have most likely involved international travel. However, with travel restricted and uncertain, the CTC grants will be used to develop and strengthen new and existing relationships between the UK and Southeast Asia, by providing funding to allow conversations to happen and for the possibilities of online collaboration to be explored.

To apply visit https://www.britishcouncil.my/programmes/arts/work/ctc/call-grant-2021

For general enquiries, please email ctc@britishcouncil.org.


Connections Through Culture news, application calls and results will regularly be posted on the British Council in Malaysia channels:

Facebook:         https://www.facebook.com/BritishCouncilMalaysia

Twitter:             @my_British

Instagram:        @my_british

Website:           https://www.britishcouncil.my/

Hashtag:           #BritishCouncilCTC

Notes to Editor

For media enquiries, please contact: Randel C. Urbano, Arts Manager | ctc@britishcouncil.org

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