British Council invites collaborative proposals for arts and culture projects from Pakistan and UK-based artists, organisations, festivals, and institutions for the Pakistan-UK New Perspectives 2022 programme to celebrate Pakistan’s 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022.
This is an opportunity to think creatively, be innovative and explore new ways of artistic alliance across Pakistan and the UK in 2022.
Grants will be awarded to co-developed proposals between Pakistan and UK partners that offer opportunities for cross-cultural creative practices and knowledge exchange and new artistic work in 2022.Three to five grants of £25,000 will be awarded to projects highlighting the same.
Theme: Projects to explore the key cross-cutting theme ‘New Perspectives’ – addressing shared global challenges including but not limited to digital innovation, environmental sustainability, gender equality, diversity and inclusion principles, and empowering young leaders of the future.
Vision: In 2022, Pakistan will be highlighting a milestone in its history, its 75th anniversary. Pakistan and the UK have a strong bilateral relationship and the British Council will explore the connections between the UK and Pakistan, their contemporary context, their future and shared history of more than 400 years. Focusing on voices from an emerging generation of artists and young leaders, we will create platforms to explore heritage and cultural tourism, with diversity and sustainable creativity and knowledge economies as cross-cutting themes. We will connect with both country’s contemporary cultural identities and artistic expressions.
Artforms: Grants are offered to applicants in all art forms: theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, film, music, design, fashion, tech-art and new media art. Inter- and cross-disciplinary practices are encouraged
Application deadline: 2330 (PKT) on 31 October 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.