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Opportunity: Quebec-UK Connections 2019-2020

Karen Gwyer at MUTEK in Montreal, 2015   © Caroline Hayeur

© Caroline Hayeur

Karen Gwyer at MUTEK in Montreal, 2015
 © British Council

© British Council

Artists, curators, artistic directors, festival programmers and writers, amongst others, are invited to submit an application for a collaborative project in Québec and in the UK.

The British Council, the Québec Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Québec Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie are calling for application for financial support to carry out a cultural cooperation project between Quebec and the UK in 2019 and 2020. The program aims to encourage new cultural exchanges and develop partnerships between Québec & UK organisations and artists over the next two years.

By means of a QC-UK cultural exchange programme, the Québec Government and the British Council seek to:

  • Encourage exchange between both societies by fostering the cultural presence of each entity on the other’s territory; 
  • Promote the creation and dissemination of cultural works and products, notably through exchange programmes involving artists, directors and authors, the holding of public events and the development of partnerships between cultural institutions on both sides; 
  • Favour better mutual understanding through the consolidation of networks and the sharing of cultural expertise.

This partnership will favour projects promoting digitally-based cultural development, through the support of the joint creation or dissemination of digital cultural content initiatives, or innovative initiatives allowing the cultural sector to adapt to new digital realities. Projects whose focus is not on digital concerns are also accepted for this call.

Please note that the call for proposal covers a two year period, therefore the projects must take place during 2019 and 2020. The financial support will be granted in two separate payments, following the reception of the mid-project report. Each organisation can apply for £5,100 for each year.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2018. For further details and to access the application form, visit the British Council Canada website.