Please note that Visual Arts is not currently accepting speculative applications for project funding. Our Grants to Artists scheme ceased in 2010.

  • Artists' International Development Fund
    The British Council runs the Artists' International Development Fund in partnership with Arts Council England. The fund is open to individual artists and/or creative practitioners (including producers, curators, publishers, editors, translators and choreographers) and it aims to develop their skills, expand horizons and introduce an international perspective to their work. Find out more

  • Read our News pages and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates on visual arts residencies, open calls and other opportunities for artists, visual arts professionals and organisations from British Council offices and regions around the world.

  • Check the British Council Arts website for wider British Council opportunities for artists, creatives, professionals and organisations.

  • Creative Europe
    Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support cultural, creative and audiovisual projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development. Creative Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support on the application process as well as guidance on opportunities to work internationally. Find out more

  • Fluxus Art Projects is a Franco-British charity dedicated to supporting exhibitions by contemporary artists from the UK and France. Fluxus is supported by the British Council in France. Art centres, museums, cultural institutions, artist-run spaces, project spaces, art education organisations, research centres and studios can apply for support. Find out more

Job Opportunities

Any job opportunities are posted on the British Council's Jobs website.