The British Council is inviting applications for creative commissions that bring together art, science, digital technology and offer innovative responses to climate change. They are inviting collaborative applications from individuals and organisations in the UK with partners from eligible countries and states overseas.
The commissions will be part of the cultural programme in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which the UK is hosting in Glasgow in November 2021.
You can apply for up to £50,000 to realise your creative idea and they are looking to support up to 20 projects.
- British Council wants to see interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of working through these commissions, for example from individuals or organisations involved in arts, creativity and culture, community and civil society, science and research, education, English language teaching, youth work and more.
- Applications must include at least one partner in the UK and one overseas partner from the eligible countries and states listed below:
- 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, 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 must be living in their respective country at the time of applying and for the duration of this project.
- Applications should be jointly submitted and signed by all named collaborators, with one lead UK partner who will be contracted and responsible for leading communications and disseminating the grant to all collaborators. Individuals, organisations and/or informal collectives/networks are all eligible to apply but should have demonstrable experience of managing similar projects and grants.
- Applicants should support the ethos and values of this commission and where appropriate, have a demonstrable history of supporting environmentally friendly and low carbon ideas and initiatives. Applicants who are to new sustainable practice and want to include this in their businesses or work moving forward are encouraged to submit joint applications with those who have more experience in this area.