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We work to provide a series of unique funding opportunities for UK-based design professionals, particularly to those who wish to develop their research and skills overseas. These range from small one-off funds and competitions, ongoing annual grant and residency programmes, to larger British Council development funds for artists and designers.

We also feature other funding announcements and opportunities from our partners and the wider design sector via the blog.

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Artists' International Development Fund: Round 17 now open

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 17 now open Jenny Steele, The Sea Breeze was The Cure Detail

Jenny Steele, The Sea Breeze was The Cure Detail

13 October 2017

Round 17 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

Round 17 of the Artists' International Development Fund deadline will open on Thursday 12 October 2017 with a deadline for submission of applications of 5pm Wednesday 13 December 2017

New applicant profiles must be submitted for validation on ACE's online application system and the deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Outcomes for this current round will be announced on Wednesday 7 February 2018 (project activity cannot commence prior to this date).

Those who previously applied to Rounds 14, 15 & 16 cannot apply.

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

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

28 November 2017

OPPORTUNITY: Future Architecture Platform 2018

OPPORTUNITY: Future Architecture Platform 2018 © Ajdin Bašić

© Ajdin Bašić

20 November 2017

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Lynn Wilson

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Lynn Wilson LYNN WILSON

LYNN WILSON

16 November 2017

São Paulo Architecture Biennial: Ways of Collaborating

São Paulo Architecture Biennial: Ways of Collaborating © 11a. Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo

© 11a. Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo

14 November 2017

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Marc Cairns

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Marc Cairns  © Marc Cairns

© Marc Cairns

8 November 2017

Opportunity: Art Connects Us

Opportunity: Art Connects Us FASHION DNA NIGERIA / photo by NINA MANANDHAR

FASHION DNA NIGERIA / photo by NINA MANANDHAR

7 November 2017

Julio Vilamajó Residency: Travelogue 3

Julio Vilamajó Residency: Travelogue 3 © Matteo Fogale

© Matteo Fogale

6 November 2017

Toronto Design Offsite 2018: International Guest of Honour

Toronto Design Offsite 2018: International Guest of Honour Civic Stage / © Aberrant Architecture, photo by Simon Kennedy

Civic Stage / © Aberrant Architecture, photo by Simon Kennedy

24 October 2017

Moscow International Biennale

Moscow International Biennale © Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

© Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

23 October 2017

Julio Vilamajó Residency: Travelogue 2

Julio Vilamajó Residency: Travelogue 2 © MATTEO FOGALE

© MATTEO FOGALE

13 October 2017

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 17 now open

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 17 now open Jenny Steele, The Sea Breeze was The Cure Detail

Jenny Steele, The Sea Breeze was The Cure Detail

11 October 2017

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Alpa Depani

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Alpa Depani © Alpa Depani

© Alpa Depani

11 October 2017

Julio Vilamajó Residency: Travelogue 1

Julio Vilamajó Residency: Travelogue 1 © Matteo Fogale

© Matteo Fogale

10 October 2017

Applications Open: Design Council Spark

Applications Open: Design Council Spark

10 October 2017

New Truth to Materials: Wood at Ditchling Museum

New Truth to Materials: Wood at Ditchling Museum

25 September 2017

Rogelio Salmona Fellowship 2017: Travelogue 3

Rogelio Salmona Fellowship 2017: Travelogue 3 © Freya Cobbin

© Freya Cobbin

8 September 2017

Rogelio Salmona Fellowship 2017: Travelogue 2

Rogelio Salmona Fellowship 2017: Travelogue 2

29 August 2017

Rogelio Salmona Fellowship 2017: Travelogue 1

Rogelio Salmona Fellowship 2017: Travelogue 1 Vivienda Jesus Maria Marulanda / © Freya Cobbin

Vivienda Jesus Maria Marulanda / © Freya Cobbin

21 August 2017

Ditchling Residency 2016: Reflections on Type Design

Ditchling Residency 2016: Reflections on Type Design  © Viktoriya Grabowska

© Viktoriya Grabowska

21 August 2017

Meet Juan Pablo Viedma: Crafting Futures Mexico

Meet Juan Pablo Viedma: Crafting Futures Mexico © PACA

© PACA

17 August 2017

Meet Billy Lloyd: Crafting Futures Mexico

Meet Billy Lloyd: Crafting Futures Mexico  © Billy Lloyd

© Billy Lloyd

4 August 2017

APPLY NOW: Upstyle Award

APPLY NOW: Upstyle Award © Dawvon, Wikicommons

© Dawvon, Wikicommons

31 July 2017

2018 British Pavilion Selection Panel Announced

2018 British Pavilion Selection Panel Announced Cristiano Corte

Cristiano Corte

28 July 2017

APPLY NOW: ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship

APPLY NOW: ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship © DELPHINE PAWLIK

© DELPHINE PAWLIK

24 July 2017

Artists' International Development Fund: Seaside Moderne in Miami

Artists' International Development Fund: Seaside Moderne in Miami © Jenny Steele

© Jenny Steele

20 July 2017

Open Call: Ukrainian Design Forum

Open Call: Ukrainian Design Forum

12 July 2017

OPPORTUNITY: UK-China Connections Through Culture

OPPORTUNITY: UK-China Connections Through Culture

6 July 2017

Rogelio Salmona Fellow 2017: Freya Cobbin

Rogelio Salmona Fellow 2017: Freya Cobbin Biblioteca Publica / PHOTO BY ENRIQUE GUZMÁN © FUNDACIÓN ROGELIO SALMONA

Biblioteca Publica / PHOTO BY ENRIQUE GUZMÁN © FUNDACIÓN ROGELIO SALMONA

5 July 2017

OPEN CALL: East Africa New Art New Audiences

OPEN CALL: East Africa New Art New Audiences

15 June 2017

Aarhus Residents 2017 Announced

Aarhus Residents 2017 Announced Stephanie & Ben

Stephanie & Ben

12 June 2017

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals

Opportunity: International Biennales and Festivals CENTRAL EXHIBITION, VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2016 © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE

CENTRAL EXHIBITION, VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2016 © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE