New Conversations – closing 30 Nov

Funded and delivered by the British Council, Farnham Maltings, and the High Commission of Canada in the UK, New Conversations is designed to encourage and support the development of creative and collaborative partnerships between artists and arts organizations in the performing arts sector in the UK and Canada.

Initially a two-year pilot, the program aims to provide opportunities to initiate challenging and inquisitive conversations, exchange ideas and practices and develop ambitious, creative research and development projects that can offer the first steps for collaborations and productions between Canada and the UK.

The aims of New Conversations are:

  • To fund collaborative and sustainable creative projects that can deliver long-term benefits for the performing arts sectors in both countries
  • To increase cultural exchange opportunities between UK and Canada, allowing for more artist mobility and international opportunities
  • To share best practices and networks through exchange, to increase skills, develop ideas and new artistic vocabulary between professional artists and organizations
  • To support visibility and representation of voices and a diversity of dialogues in the performing arts sector
  • To support research, development and creation, and seed support for future collaborations and productions

Applicants can apply for grant between $8,750 – $13,000

You can download the full criteria, guidelines in English below.

new conversations – criteria and terms (pdf)

To apply please download the application form below.

new conversations – application (docx)

Completed applications should be emailed to by November 30 no later than 17:59 EST.

The deadline for the application submission has been extended to November 30!

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