Connections Through Culture (CTC) is an arts grants programme run by the British Council in the UK and East Asia.
Grants should be used to support the process to develop projects with artistic expression or creativity at the core and that will result in collaborative activities including artistic and creative exchange of either skills, knowledge, and practice or the co-production towards new artistic and creative content. Various online/digital approaches can be employed such as art residencies, exhibitions, performances and showcases, publications, webinars, and conferences.
The programme is open to individual artists, cultural professionals, creative practitioners, or, for cultural organisations, hubs, networks, and collectives based in the UK or in any of the six Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) featured in this programme.
There are two grant strands: one for new applicants (grants of up to £8000) and one for those previously supported under the programme (up to £2000).