A P700,000 Grant Opens Its Doors To Filipino Artists

Explore new horizons and remove artistic barriers by applying to the Connections through Culture program.

Every artist’s dream is to easily create without minding financial boundaries. To freely create and promulgate art on their terms—not worrying about the setbacks of being creative. Good thing some institutions are willing to help grant the dreams of an artist. Moreover, one of these institutions is the British Council—the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 

A woman painting/ Photo by Brett Sayles via Pexels

The British Council is happy to introduce Connections through Culture (CTC). An opportunity for artists and cultural institutions to collaborate with the UK. The CTC grants PHP 700,000 to the lucky applicant who would be chosen. The grant application process closes on October 23, 2023. 

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Cross Border Exchange 

The CTC is accepting applications for collaborations between the UK and the Philippines. Aside from the Philippines, the CTC is also accepting applications from Australia, Japan, Indonesia, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and New Zealand. Furthermore, the grant is open to organizations and artists with projects at any level of development. Their project proposal must include at least one candidate from the UK and one applicant from the Philippines—the period must finish no later than October 31, 2024. Artists who dabble in Film, Creative technology, Literature, Visual Arts, Theatre and dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion, and Music can apply.

Artwork by Joan Monis Pabona, “Ayuda Ko, Ayuda Nila”, 2021; An art piece from the Kamustahan Art Projects led by 2020-21 CTC grantees Nathalie Dagmang and Deirdre McKay/ Photo courtesy of The British Council

“These grants will support artists and organizations in sharing ideas, exploring new ways of working, and reaching new audiences. In our 45 years in the Philippines, we have seen the exceptional talents of Filipinos and we look forward to supporting them through this grant. We are excited to watch their journey and we hope that their collaborations will inspire and engage our communities,” Lotus Postrado, Country Director at the British Council in the Philippines said. 

Banner photo by Brett Sayles via Pexels.

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