10 June 2014

Connections through Culture India travel grant

India-UK: Connections through Culture is an initiative by the British Council which aims to build lasting relationships between cultural organisations, museums and heritage organisations in the UK and India.

As part of the India-UK: Connections through Culture programme, the British Council is offering travel grants for trips to India and is inviting applications from non-national museums in the UK. The aim of the travel grant scheme is to enable non-national museums in the UK to build and develop institutional links, to share skills and to create and develop joint projects and exhibitions.

Opportunities are available for grantees to work with cultural institutions, museums and heritage organisations throughout India.

In addition, there are two large-scale international platforms for the Visual Arts in India in 2014-2015. The Kochi Muziris Biennale will be taking place from mid December 2014 until March 2015 and the India Art Fair will take place from 29 January-1 February 2015. If these events are of interest to your institution, the British Council can help by facilitating introductions and providing information about specific opportunities for engagement.

The Grant

The travel grant of £2000 will cover the total costs of a week-long visit to India, including the cost of visas and inoculations. The British Council will provide a letter of invitation and advice, but visa applications, travel, accommodation and meetings must be organised by the grantee.  On completion of the visit, the grantee will need to submit a short report giving details of meetings, visits and potential outcomes.

Travel to India needs to be completed by 28 May 2015.


The deadline for applications is 18 July 2014.
Applicants will be notified by 1 August 2014 . 

If you would like any further information, please contact Jane Weeks or on +44 (0)7811 761639.

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