Connections Through Culture (CTC) is a grant programme run by the British Council in the UK and East Asia for the past 16 years to foster international collaborations through arts and culture.
The Southeast Asia (SEA) edition of CTC was successfully launched in August 2019, with its primary objective is to support new connections, exchanges and collaborations between the UK and Southeast Asia that build long-term relationships between artists, cultural professionals, creative practitioners and art and cultural organisations, hubs, networks, and collectives. With global travel in 2021 still highly restricted and uncertain, the CTC grant has continued to develop new and strengthen existing relationships between the UK and Southeast Asia using online/digital means.
Celebrating the diverse cultural expansion in both regions, the programme offers support, information, advice and networking opportunities for professional development. Grantees both from the UK and the East Asian countries benefit from the inspiration gained from exchanging ideas and sharing their cultural history.
More information about the 2021 call for proposals here.