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New funding for international collaboration

30 September 2021

The four UK arts agencies have announced new funding - the Four Nations International Fund - to support individuals and organisations towards international partnership development and co-creation projects. The fund will open for applications on Thursday 21 October 2021.

With co-investment from Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International, the small pilot Four Nations International Fund is being designed to support those working in the arts and creative industries in the four nations across the UK and together with counterparts in Europe and beyond. Applications will require partners in least two of the 4 UK nations and at least one international partner.

During this pilot phase, grants of between £1,000 - £5,000 will be available from a total budget of £100,000 for in-person, digital or hybrid activity including exchanges, residencies, partnership development, co-creation and networking, with priority given to applications experimenting with innovative models of international collaboration.

Guidance and FAQs will be published when the fund opens, and applicants are encouraged to contact the  Creative Scotland enquiries team to discuss any ideas or questions, ahead of making an online application.

For more information, see the announcement of 29 September 2021 on the Creative Scotland website.