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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.

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OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018 'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

Applications are now open for the 2018 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which include a strand for Designers in partnership with the British Council.

Since 2015, the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team has been collaborating with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust on a Design strand of their travel fellowships. The category now also includes Craft, and the fellowships will be awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and also bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK. British designers working across all fields of practice are encouraged to apply.

Following the completion of their fellowships, successful applicants will be able to apply for a follow-up grant from the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team to help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration to further the outcomes of their Churchill Fellowship.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965. The Trust’s objective for the travelling fellowships is to provide opportunities for British citizens to go abroad on a worthwhile enterprise of their own choosing, with the aim of enriching their lives by their wider experience – through the knowledge, understanding, and/or skills they gain - and, on their return, enhancing the life of their community by their example and the dissemination of the benefit of their travels. These opportunities are provided to people of any age, gender, ethnicity or religion, with or without educational qualifications, and in any occupation or none.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 19 September 2017.

Full details and how to apply can be found on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.  

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

9 June 2017

Ditchling Residency 2017 | New Materials: Wood

Ditchling Residency 2017 | New Materials: Wood  © DITCHLING MUSEUM

© DITCHLING MUSEUM

17 May 2017

OPPORTUNITY: Exchange Programme, Brazil

OPPORTUNITY: Exchange Programme, Brazil

11 May 2017

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018 'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

9 May 2017

Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art

Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art © Oreet Asher

© Oreet Asher

8 May 2017

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 16 now open

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 16 now open 'Hella, Arcadia to Dunoon', 2016, Screen print on cotton, wooden drying racks. © Jenny Steele

'Hella, Arcadia to Dunoon', 2016, Screen print on cotton, wooden drying racks. © Jenny Steele

12 April 2017

OPEN CALL: Julio Vilamajó Residency

OPEN CALL: Julio Vilamajó Residency Ventorrillo de la Buena Vista/ photo by Nicolas Barriola (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Ventorrillo de la Buena Vista/ photo by Nicolas Barriola (CC BY-SA 3.0)

12 April 2017

OPEN CALL: Rogelio Salmona Fellowship

OPEN CALL: Rogelio Salmona Fellowship UNAL / photo by Enrique Guzmán © Fundación Rogelio Salmona

UNAL / photo by Enrique Guzmán © Fundación Rogelio Salmona

12 April 2017

New ADF Residencies in Latin America

New ADF Residencies in Latin America Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá / photo by Enrique Guzmán © Fundación Rogelio Salmona

Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá / photo by Enrique Guzmán © Fundación Rogelio Salmona

10 April 2017

OPPORTUNITY: The Exchange

OPPORTUNITY: The Exchange The Exchange / Render by CZWG Architects

The Exchange / Render by CZWG Architects