Four Nations International Fund

Four Nations International Fund

This fund is now closed

About the Fund

The Four Nations International Fund supports individuals and organisations in developing international partnerships and co-creation projects.

This pilot fund is designed to encourage in-person, digital and hybrid collaboration:

  • between artists, creative practitioners and organisations from the four nations across the UK

and

  • counterparts from elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

The Four Nations International Fund is a pilot fund with co-investment from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales/Wales Arts International and Creative Scotland.

The arts and culture sectors of all four nations across the UK thrive on international collaboration and exchange. This fund invites artists, cultural professionals and organisations to consider where that collaboration could be also enhanced by closer working between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Applications will require applicants to have at least one partner from another of the four nations of the UK in addition to at least one international partner.

What's the budget for this fund?

The budget for this initial pilot round is £100,000, and we anticipate making 20–30 awards in total across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Who can apply?

In order to be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Be based in one of the four nations of the UK – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales
  • Be a creative practitioner working in the arts and creative industries or an organisation working in the arts and creative industries
  • Have a UK bank account in their name

And must have:

  • Confirmed commitment from at least one artistic or creative partner based in another of the four nations – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales (this can be an individual or organisation)

and

  • Commitment from an international artistic or creative partner (this can be an individual or an organisation). This will fund will also prioritise international partnerships within Europe.

For full eligibility details, please see the fund guidance.

Key dates

  • Fund opens – 21 October 2021
  • Application deadline – 12 noon, 11 November 2021
  • Decisions received – w/c 13 December 2021
  • Projects to start – between 10 January 2022 and 31 March 2022
  • Projects to be complete – by 31 March 2023

How to apply

The fund is now closed.

Downloads

Looking for Welsh language guidance? Download the Welsh language Fund Guidance and FAQs from the Wales Arts International website.

British Council International Collaboration Grants

If this fund is of interest to you, you may also wish to learn more about the British Council International Collaboration Grants, a £3.5m programme of grants now available to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate internationally.

Discover more on the British Council website