6 December 2013
British Council USA are offering three fellowship grants of £4000 for socially-engaged emerging cultural leaders in the UK to conduct residencies of two to three weeks with host organizations in Los Angeles. Residencies may take place any time during the spring or summer of 2014.
Each residency will use arts, culture or social action to promote shared economic and social goals between global citizens. The fellowship program will also help each participant hone his or her leadership skills, provide networking opportunities, and build transatlantic relationships to promote cross-cultural projects or partnerships.
In 2011 and 2012 they invited artists, arts or cultural managers, cultural educators, creative presenters, social entrepreneurs and community activists who are in the beginning stages of this kind of work to apply for the grants. The emerging cultural leaders they selected for these residencies all address contemporary social issues through the lens of arts and culture and show evidence of growing accomplishments in these fields.
Applications are now open. The updated deadline to apply is Friday 10 January 2014 at 23.55 GMT. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview at British Council HQ in London on Monday 27 January 2014.
For more info visit British Council USA's website: http://usa.britishcouncil.org/art/cultural-exchange-international