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Artists' International Development Fund: Round 16 now open

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 16 now open © Jenny Steele

© Jenny Steele

Round 16 of the Artists' International Development Fund (AIDF) is now open for applications

AIDF exists to facilitate international collaboration among artists and creative practitioners between the UK and other countries and is funded jointly by Arts Council England and the British Council.

Intended as a launchpad for the development of markets and audiences overseas, the fund advocates freelance and self-employed artists to broaden their horizons through work, travel and exploration by collaborating on a professional project, while also giving audiences the chance to enjoy talent from around the world.

Applicants should be based in England, in the early stages of career development and able to demonstrate interest generated within a host country (see guidelines). Creatives across all disciplines are encouraged to apply: creative producers, curators, editors and artists, as well as architects, fashion designers and designers.

How to apply

New applicant profiles must be submitted for validation on ACE's online application system and deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

Please note: New applicant profiles (which you can create and submit now) be must be submitted for validation on our online application system by 5pm Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Outcomes for this current round will be announced by Wednesday 2 August 2017 (project activity cannot commence prior to this date).

Those who previously applied to Rounds 13, 14 & 15 cannot apply.

The Artists' International Development Fund has three rounds of funding each year. For annoucements of future funding rounds, follow our blog and Twitter.

Please visit the Arts Council website for further information and to apply here.