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Apply now for a grant of up to £50k from the Digital Collaboration Fund

Deadline for applications: 23:59GMT 18 November 2020


Arts is offering grants of up to £50k to organisations in the UK and selected countries overseas to collaborate digitally on international projects.



Why a digital collaboration fund? 


They have always supported international artistic collaboration through our work. In response to increasing restrictions on global travel due to Covid-19 and rising concerns about the sustainability of face-to-face collaborations, they are now looking for new ways to foster these international connections. 


The Digital Collaboration Fund aims to address this challenge. Through a series of grants,they are supporting organisations to devise new virtual ways of working internationally, in turn creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange.

 

What funding is available?

Grants of up to £50k are available to organisations in the UK and selected Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries to collaborate on digital projects. 


GENERAL ELIGIBILITIES


  • The fund is open to arts and culture organisations and higher education organisations with an arts and culture focus.

  • Applications must be a partnership between at least one UK organisation and one organisation based in one of the countries listed below.

  • There must be one lead applicant, but this does not need to be the UK organisation. 

  • Whilst the funds are designed to benefit the artistic community, applications will only be accepted from legally registered organisations and collectives. Applicants must have a registered business bank account. 

  • We will accept applications for multilateral projects, with the focus on the programme being delivered mutually across the UK and in overseas countries. 

  • In general, funding should be split 60/40 between the UK and the other countries. The lead partner should get no more than 60% of the funding and at least 40% of funding should be distributed in one or more of the countries listed below.  

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES


UK in partnership with:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) Yemen, Zimbabwe.


FUNDING AVAILABLE


 There are grants of between £10-20k and £40-50k available in the following three areas:

  1. Research and development grants: to research and develop proposals for new virtual collaboration projects

  2. Restart grants: for existing projects that are currently on pause due to Covid-19, to help organisations restart them via digital means 

  3. Collaboration grants: for new projects with a focus on virtual collaboration and other new ways of working.

Applicants can either apply for a small or large grant for projects that align with the three areas above. The funding will be allocated as follows:


  • Small grants of 10-20k GBP - 4 grants awarded per area (12 total)

  • Large grants 40-50k GBP - 5 grants awarded per area (15 total)

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