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 grants support new connections, exchanges and collaborations to help build long-term relationships and collaborations between artists, cultural professionals, creative practitioners and art and cultural organisations, hubs, networks, and collectives. 

These projects include artistic and creative exchanges of skills, knowledge, and practice, or the collaborative production of new artistic and creative content. Projects can be art residencies, exhibitions, performances and showcases, publications, webinars, and conferences.The grants are used to support the development of projects with artistic expression that result in collaborative activities. 

Grant Recipients - Stories from Connections Through Culture 2022 


In Malaysia, for 2022, we offered the grant to six projects, each comprising partners from Malaysia and the UK: