The British Council launches third round of Connections Through Culture arts mobility grants in Southeast Asia

The third round of the British Council’s Connections Through Culture (CTC) art mobility grants to promote arts and cultural exchange between the UK and Southeast Asia is open from 30 December 2019 to 31 January 2020. This British Council arts mobility grant is a first-of-its kind project to spark innovative ways for participants from six Southeast Asian countries and the UK to collaborate through the arts. The first two rounds of Connections Through Culture UK-Southeast Asia is supporting more than twenty mobility projects to be done in January-March 2020 and April-June 2020.

Launched in August 2019, the Connections Through Culture UK-Southeast Asia is a bilateral grants programme designed to seed exciting cultural exchanges between artists, arts professionals and arts organisations, and nurture cooperation and long-lasting relationships between the UK and six Southeast Asian countries: Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Following similar initiatives in China and Taiwan, artists, arts professionals, and art group representatives from the six the Southeast Asia countries and the UK are eligible to apply for the mobility grants valued from 2,500 GBP to 5,000 GBP. Artists from Southeast Asia and the UK may use the grants for self-directed travels to meet with specialists, peers in the field and potential collaborators in the UK and in Southeast Asia. Through the programme, the British Council helps participants to break new ground, support creativity and innovation, and connect the most exciting established and emerging counterparts in East Asia to the best of UK creativity.

Successful grantees of the third round will be announced on 2 March 2020 for visits in May-July 2020.

Applicants can find further information and the application link here: British Council Malaysia

Alternatively, to apply for the grants and for general enquiries, please email

Connections Through Culture news, application calls and results will regularly be posted on British Council channels in Malaysia:





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