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Latest from UK Arts
8 October 2020

Making Matters: Circular Design Lab Conversations

What is the role of design in circular economy? Watch our series of short films and hear from the individuals who took part in our Making Matters: 2019 Circular Design Lab. 

Making Matters encourages discussions around the topic of circular design. The multi-disciplinary programme explores how principals of the circular economy can be a catalyst for creativity, collaboration and regenerative thinking within architecture, design and fashion practice.

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Celebrating Black British artists

October is Black History Month in the UK. In celebration, we’ve collated some Black British artists and organisations that excite and inspire us. There’s new music for you to listen to, literature to read, new theatre to discover – and even more besides.

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UK/Italy Season 2020

The British Council’s UK/Italy Season 2020 is a digitally led programme of events, co-created with partners in the UK and Italy to support international cultural exchange. 60 exciting events throughout the Autumn cover theatre, literature, youth and society, visual arts, music and film. Many are free to join online.

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Open call: Cultural Leadership Programme

We're inviting proposals to work with our team in Mexico to programme and deliver a new Cultural Leadership Programme. Through this initiative 8 Mexican creative leaders will be supported to develop new governance proposals, and the successful UK supplier will lead on programming and producing the online programme.

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Rotterdam Lab 2021

Are you an emerging film producer? We're looking for two producers from across the UK to take part in Rotterdam Lab 2021. Applicants can be independent film producers with their own companies or junior producers working for a production company. This opporunity is offered in partnership with BFI NETWORK.

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Europe Beyond Access: Four New Duets

How can dance express the different encounters we have in life, from energising conversations to moments of tenderness and care? Commissioned through Europe Beyond Access, Four New Duets brings together disabled and non-disabled dancers from Sweden, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Inclusive Arts Grant 2020

In partnership with the National Culture and Arts Foundation, British Council Taiwan is inviting applications for the Inclusive Arts Grant that will help improve the lives of the elderly. This opportunity will create new pathways for UK artists or arts organisations to contribute their knowledge and experience to this key area of arts work.

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Voice Magazine interviews Hajar Alnaim

‘I think Saudi filmmakers have a unique combination of professionalism, vision, and perspective – which makes them real assets.’ Voices Magazine spoke to director and producer Hajar Alnaim to find out what is happening in the Saudi Arabian film industry today.

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Unlimited commissions

Our friends at Unlimited are offering £500,000 of commissions for new work from disabled artists and disabled-led companies based in England, Wales and Scotland. It's looking for ideas that provoke and challenge from across all artforms – whether that's theatre, dance, live art, music, literature or visual arts.

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As always, feel free to get in touch via Twitter @BritishArts, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #CultureConnectsUs.

Photo credits

Voice Magazine interviews Hajar Alnaim: Photo © Alex Litvin used under licence and adapted from the original.

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