2018 applications will open soon

The Artists’ International Development Fund, a joint initiative between the British Council and the Arts Council Northern Ireland, aims to put local creative talent on the map by giving artists and art organisations the chance to bring their work to international audiences.

Now in its sixth year, the £50,000 scheme is available for new international projects, across all artforms including visual arts, music, literature, drama and dance, with grants of up to £5,000.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to artists & organisations in any artform:

  • Who have received recognition for their work in Northern Ireland
  • Who do not have extensive international experience
  • Whose work will benefit from launching better international networks
  • Who can demonstarte an interest on their work from an overseas partner/host.

Who cannot apply

  • Anyone under the age of 18 at the time of application
  • Students, for projects related to their course of study or their tuition fees
  • Individuals based (living) outside Northern Ireland
  • Small groups who cannot demonstrate that they have a history of working collaboratively.

What artforms will be considered?

Your proposal can be in any of the following artforms:

  • Combined arts
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Visual arts
  • Craft

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