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9 February 2018

UK-based non-profit museums, galleries or art organisations can now apply to deliver an exhibition in the Gulf with our UK-Gulf Exhibition Programme; international filmmakers are invited to participate in Straight 8 and present their work at Cannes Film Festival; we are looking for researchers to evaluate the Venice Fellowships Programme; budding young filmmakers from across the Gulf or Gulf nationals in the UK can enter the Small Screen Big Film competition.


How to avoid tokenism

In this blog post, Marlborough Theatre's Creative Producer, Tarik Elmoutawakil, discusses why diversity matters in the arts and explores how organisations and programmers can look to become more inclusive.

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The Angel of the North at 20

In February 1998 thousands of people turned up to see the unveiling of Antony Gormley's 200 tonne steel sculpture The Angel of the North. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, find out more about the sculpture with a wingspan of a jumbo jet in this BBC Arts article.

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Berlin Film Festival 2018

British Council Film are heading to the Berlin Film Festival next week with  actor, Michaela Coel, known for her roles in Chewing Gum and Black Mirror. Coel will be representing the UK as one of European Film Promotion's Shooting Stars. Discover the UK films and co-productions selected for this year's Berlinale and watch a film of Coel's work in this article.

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Capturing Valletta 2018

Sights, sounds… and some serious crowds. Discover all the action from the launch of Valletta as European Capital of Culture 2018 in this blog post by Francesca Attwood, one of seven students selected by the British Council to report on the city’s European Capital of Culture year.

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The Cultural Protection Fund's latest projects

From restoring and protecting one of the oldest monasteries in the Gaza Strip to conserving and digitising a range of written and photographic materials from Sudan, discover the latest six projects to receive funding of up to £2 million from the Cultural Protection Fund.

Discover the projects

Uncommon Ground

On March 22, we will be hosting Uncommon Ground, a one-day symposium exploring what it means to create socially engaged art today. The day will be livestreamed and you can follow the action on Twitter with #uncommon2018.

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Open call for Tokyo 2020

Arts Council Tokyo is currently inviting project proposals from artists and organisations in Japan and overseas to be a part of "Tokyo Tokyo Festival".

Apply here
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