Belfast artist Aisling O'Beirn's work in New York show Multiplicity © Aisling O'Beirn
8 January 2015
The Artists' International Development Fund exists to facilitate international collaboration among artists and creative practitioners between the UK and other countries. 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 by 5pm on 16 January 2015, being open to creative producers, curators, editors and artists, as well as architects, fashion designers and designers.
Grants are available for amounts ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 and are jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England, with an aim to produce a cadre of artists and creative practitioners in the UK and around the world who have experienced the benefits of international working. Further information on previous awardees can be found here along with a description of AIDF from Arts Council England.