Arts Council England Artists’ international development fund

The programme is open to artists of any artform:
– who have received recognition for their work in England
– who do not have extensive international experience
– whose work will benefit from launching better international networks – either artistically or in terms of developing an audience for their work
– who can demonstrate an interest in their work from an overseas partner/host

Individual artists, including creative producers, curators and editors, can apply. Although the Artists’ international development programme is aimed at individual artists, small groups of artists who normally collaborate in their work can also apply. This could include, for example, musicians and visual artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. If the group does not have a shared bank account, awards to successful applicants would be made to the lead artist named on the application form, but all members of the group would be jointly responsible for the award.

The Artists’ international development programme will have three rounds for applications in each financial year from March 2012 until February 2015. There will be three deadlines per financial year in May, October and February. Individual artists are invited to submit proposals that start and finish at any point within a financial year (April to March). Proposals submitted in February may finish before 31 March 2014. You may only make one application for each financial year.

The Artists’ international development programme is a £750,000 fund, jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England.

You must apply online; printed applications will not be accepted. If you have access requirements and need assistance with making an online application please contact our Enquiries team on 0845 300 6200 or enquiries(@)