Art Exchange: Moving Image is a new collaborative and cross-cultural curatorial professional development and exhibition programme for early to mid-career visual arts curators from South Asia to work with the British Council Collection’s moving image works. The programme is delivered by us in partnership with LUX and Art South Asia Project (ASAP).

The participants will be selected from an open call which is open to early to mid-career visual arts curators based in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Participants are invited to apply with a curatorial proposal and support from an exhibition venue in their home country.

Participants will receive:

  • mentoring support from LUX and ASAP
  • professional development opportunities and networking
  • fully-funded research trip to the UK in Autumn 2024
  • an opportunity to work with moving image works in the British Council visual arts collection
  • logistical and financial support to stage a final exhibition
  • a curatorial fee.

The deadline for application is Friday 31 May 2024, 23.59 (BST).

To find out more, join us on Tuesday 23 April at 15.00 (BST) (19.30PM IST, 19.00 PKT, 20.00 Dhaka, 19.30 SLST, 19.45PM NPT) with Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX; Mala Yamey, Head of Programmes at Art South Asia Project (ASAP), and E.N Mirembe, Curator from the Inaugural Sub-Sarahan Africa edition of Art Exchange: Moving Image. Sign up to the Zoom call.

To make your application – and for more information on the inaugural Sub-Sarahan Africa edition of Art Exchange: Moving Image organised in partnership with LUX, UK and Guest Artist Space (G.A.S) Foundation, Nigeria – visit the Art Exchange: Moving Image website.


Our programme partners:


LUX is the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists working with the moving image based in London and Glasgow. Originally founded in 1966 as the London Filmmakers Co-operative, it represents an over 50 year history of artists’ engagement with the moving image in the UK. As well as organising exhibitions, education programmes, commissioning, artists professional development and research LUX represents Europe’s largest collection of films and videos made by visual artists.

Art South Asia Project (ASAP)

Art South Asia Project (ASAP) works with institutions and individuals to support selected research projects, publications, exhibitions and events that seek to expand and deepen engagement with modern and contemporary visual arts from South Asia and its diaspora. They also offer a range of grants and provide access to a wide research knowledge network by collaborating with subject specialists across the region.