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British Council Grant for UK & International Biennales and Festivals 2024

British Council Grant for UK & International Biennales and Festivals 2024

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British Council Grant for UK & International Biennales and Festivals 2024

The British Council’s Architecture, Design, and Fashion team has been actively supporting UK architects and designers in international platforms since 2016 through biennales and festivals grants. For Biennales and Festivals 2024, they are offering grants of up to £5,000. These grants aim to support UK biennales and festivals showcasing international designers and international biennales and festivals showcasing UK designers.


  • Grants will be offered by the British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion team to the biennale/festival organiser to cover costs in relation to the participation of architects or designers. The value of each grant should be up to £5,000. An estimated total of 8-10 grants will be offered in the Financial Year 2024-25.

Check: Ernest Solvay Fund 2024 (Grants of Up to €10,000)

Eligibility of Biennales and Festivals 2024

  • Biennales and festivals outside the UK wishing to showcase work by UK-based designers, or UK biennales and festivals wishing to showcase work by international designers are eligible to apply.
  • Grants are not designed for research and development, but to facilitate implementation of activities, such as collaborations and exchanges, or exhibitions and installations. The grant can be used to support travel costs, production costs, as well as other miscellaneous costs associated with the showcasing of work.

Priority will be given to:

  • Activities either taking place in Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipient countries (for biennales and festivals outside the UK) or with designers based in those countries (for UK biennales and festivals). A limited number of grants will be available to support collaboration outside this group of countries;
  • Projects involving designers in the early stages of their career, i.e. within 10 years of practice;
  • Projects that foster collaboration between UK-based and international designers.

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Application for Biennales and Festivals 2024

Biennale or festival organisers to supply information on designers selected to present work, funding expenditure and plans for audience engagement. Activity must take place between September 2024 and August 2025.

Online application form must be completed by 23.59 BST, 23 June 2024 and should include:

  • Supporting documentation on the activity and biennale/festival, e.g. reports or presentations about the biennale/festival;
  • Examples of designer’s work;
  • Letter of support by participating designer; · Completed diversity monitoring form (for UK applicants only).

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline23 June,2024
OrganizerBritish Council



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