© British Council, Studio Adapt, still from 10X10 2019 Film, by Joseph Delaney
14 December 2020
The British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team invites proposals from UK-based organisations, collectives and creative practitioners to inspire and promote a global dialogue around climate change, with a specific focus on engaging young people (18-29).
We invite proposals that showcase radical thinking about the role of design in shaping our future and responding to urgent environmental issues. Proposals should amplify the voices of young people and/or reach youth audiences, stimulating healthy debate and positive action through design.
The commissions will be part of the cultural programme in the build-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which the UK is hosting in Glasgow in November 2021.
The maximum funding available for this work is £25,000 (inclusive of VAT) and applicants must submit a budget breakdown as part of the application.
Applicants should submit full application by 18:00 (GMT) on Sunday, 31 January 2021.
Full criteria and the application form can be downloaded here.
- Anupama Kundoo, award-winning Indian architect, based between Auroville and Berlin
- Parvinder Marwaha, Design Programme Manager, British Council
- Samihah Mudabbir, member of British Council’s Our Shared Cultural Heritage young people collective and storytelling and community producer intern at Manchester Museum
- Sevra Davis, Director of Architecture Design Fashion, British Council
- Wilson Oryema, Artist, writer, and entrepreneur, co-founder of the social change initiative, Regenerative Futures
Following our live Q&A we have put together an FAQ document that references common questions to help you address any uncertainties you may have about the open call.