Connections through Culture
UK - India Connections through Culture
Connections through Culture is the British Council’s new programme to provoke and support collaborative working between the UK and India in the arts. It’s focused on the arts industry itself – artists, producers, festivals, curators, arts organisations and companies – but by building the relationships, we’ll end up with creative work that the public can see, showcasing the UK and India working together, achieving things that neither of our two countries could achieve alone.
The programme’s built around five key areas:
The Information Base: if you’re an artist or company from either the UK or India, and you’re interested in finding out more about the arts in either India or the UK, and about companies, artists or festivals that you might be able to collaborate with, this is your first port of call.
Creative Networking: if artists or companies are going to work together, first they’re going to have to get to know one another. Our creative networking projects in both the UK and India are designed to forge connections and break down barriers between the artists of our two countries.
Development Support: so you’ve got a seed of an idea, or an embryonic relationship? We understand that working collaboratively from 5,000 miles apart is difficult: so we might be able to offer some support to help you develop it into something really special.
Showcasing Collaborations: so you’ve been working collaboratively and you’ve got something that’ll wow the world? Talk to us about it.
Advice and Brokerage: if you just need some advice, or you want to get in contact with some people, or you need the British Council to make a connection for you, or you’ve got a brilliant idea but no idea where to start – we’ve got a team of specialists in both the UK and India, and we’re happy to try and help.
Last Updated (Thursday, 04 March 2010 09:54)