British Council Unlimited Micro Award

Deadline for Round four applications: Tuesday 30 August 2022, midday

Projects can take place between end of September 2022 and end of January 2023.

This opportunity is brought to you by the British Council in partnership with Unlimited.

We are delighted to announce that the British Council and Unlimited are working together on these awards, which are funded by the British Council and administrated by Unlimited.

The aim of these awards is to help facilitate partnership and collaboration between artists and/or collectives in the UK and countries eligible to receive ODA (Official Development Assistance). See the Application briefs below for a list of the countries that artists can apply to collaborate with. For more details about ODA-eligible countries, see OECD’s website.

In total, micro grants will be awarded to approximately 10 pairs of disabled artists per round.

How to apply:

Please apply via our application portal, ‘Submittable’ (or see other accessible options below) by Tuesday 30 August. To make your application, you will first need to create your own account. From your account you will be able to work on a draft of your application online, save it as you go along and come back to it before submitting. It is possible, on Submittable, to upload video files as well as written answers.

Or

You can download and fill in a application form and equal opportunities form below. Please send to rachel@weareunlimited.org.uk

Budget:

Each application can be for up to £2500. Artists and their collaborators, together, decide how the funds will be distributed, ie. what portion are artist fees and what portion is allocated to project running costs, e.g. translation, money transfer charges, equipment, administration, subscriptions, etc.

In their submission, applicants will be asked to show a budget, outlining how the funds will be distributed.

Access funding is available separately both to support access to applications and/or access to support the project. In the budget, applicants will be asked to give figures for the access costs of both the UK artist and the international collaborator.

This is to ensure that the fund can cover all costs and will not form part of the panel’s decision-making.

Funding from this award can cover 100% of the project costs, or part-fund them if other sources of funding are available.

Who can apply?

In order to be eligible, proposals must adhere to the following criteria:

Projects must be feasible within the given budget.

Projects must be feasible within the given timescale.

Artists whose work centres around disability and/or impairment are welcome to apply, as are those whose work does not.

Projects must be led by a disabled artist / collective based in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

The international collaborator must be a disabled artist / collective based in countries in receipt of ODA (Official Development Assistance) listed below:

Albania, Argentina, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Serbia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

British Council have temporarily suspended activities in Ukraine for the safety and well-being of their staff, customers and partners.

Which art forms will be considered?

These awards can cover a range of different art forms, including:

Combined arts

Visual art

Literature

Music

Theatre

Dance

Film

Access support for application:
If you require access support to apply or would prefer to apply using a Word document or a different format, please email rachel@weareunlimited.org.uk or call/text 07506 679968 (Mon – Thu). If you receive no answer, please leave a message or send a text and we will get back to you.

Any questions so far?

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to a member of Unlimited staff about your application, please email rachel@weareunlimited.org.uk or call/text 07506 679968 (Mon – Thu).

Additional information:

For further information on these awards:

A blog article, giving an overview of the awards
A blog article taking a look at projects from Rounds 1 and 2

Data Protection:

In order to process your application, we require you to send us some personal information about you. Unlimited is committed to best practice in the handling of personal and sensitive data, and careful compliance with requirements of GDPR.

Unlimited’s full Data Protection policy is available on our website and may be requested in a format accessible to you.

For more information and application details, see; https://weareunlimited.org.uk/opportunities/apply/apply-for-british-council-unlimited-micro-awards/

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