Farnham Maltings > New Conversations Programme for Artistic Partnerships Between Canada and the UK (Online / Remote)
New Conversations is a programme funded and delivered by the British Council, Farnham Maltings, Canada Council for the Arts and High Commission of Canada in the UK.
UK-Canada artistic partnerships working in theatre and dance are invited to apply for funding of up to £3500 GBP / $6000 CAD to explore how they can develop new creative ideas, exchange knowledge and practice without meeting in person.
Launching in 2018, New Conversations started as a two-year programme designed to encourage collaboration between Canadian and UK artists with an emphasis on physical exchange and artist mobility. The first two rounds invested in 22 partnerships, many of which have developed into ongoing projects, further exchanges and friendships.
Round 3 of the programme responds to a radically different context. In light of the current restrictions on international travel and the ongoing climate emergency, the organisers want to learn how partnerships can develop and flourish remotely and are interested in seeing how artists and arts organisations respond creatively to this challenge.
The fund is open to UK and Canada based artists, collectives, independent companies and organisations. Cross-art form collaborations with a strong and relevant foundation in theatre and/or dance are also welcomed. Priority will be given to project proposals led by groups or people who identify as minority ethnic, D/deaf, disabled, and LGBTQIA+.
Deadline: 27 November 2020