Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 > International Changemakers Bursary for Digital Collaboration

Delivered in partnership with the British Council, the International Changemakers Bursary – Digital Collaboration aims to support the creation and development of 10-15 partnerships and projects between changemakers in Coventry and their international counterparts.

Given our ever-changing global context, and the growing move towards digital engagement, the organisers are interested in exploring how they can continue to evolve the city’s spirit of internationalism when travel is increasingly restricted. Some ideas for how this bursary could be used, include:

  • Collaborating with, and learning from, creative and cultural practitioners, including artists, activists and changemakers working around the world.

  • Utilising and reimagining online platforms as a space to formulate and test creative ideas which could be co-developed.

  • Developing projects with partners, including through building prototypes together, curatorial investigation, action-research or the creation of art works.

Applications should come from creative and cultural individuals living or working in Coventry, spanning everyone from artists, activists, third sector professionals, and community leaders, but all applicants must have an international partner.

Eligible countries for partner organisations: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Applicants can apply for up to £4,000 for their collaborative project to cover reasonable fees, technical support, platform costs, workshop material, international bank transactions and translation costs.

Projects are expected to be delivered in one of twelve themed months, running March 2021 – May 2022.

Deadline (extended): 18 January 2021

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