Connections Through Culture (CTC) is an arts grant programme run by the British Council in the UK and East Asia. It was established in August 2019 in Southeast Asia to provide grants to residents of the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The grant's objective is to support exchanges and collaborations between the UK and Southeast Asia. Prior to Covid-19, the grant would have most likely involved international travel. However, with travel restricted and uncertain, the CTC grants were offered 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.  

Grant Recipients - Stories from Connections Through Culture Online 2021


In Malaysia we accepted applications for the Connections Through Culture Online Collaboration Grants and announced the recipients in September 2021. We offered the grant to seven online projects, each comprising partners from Malaysia and the UK: