Open call for creative commissions for COP26

20.11.2020 |

For the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) the British Council is looking for creative international ideas that they can help realising.

The UK will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021 in Glasgow. For the COP26 the British Council is inviting people and organisations with international connections to apply for their open call for creative commissions. These creative commissions will combine art, science and digital technology to offer innovative responses to climate change.

The British Council wants to support 20 different projects with up to £50.000. These projects should be interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of working through these commissions, for example from individuals or organisations involved in arts, creativity and culture, community and civil society, science and research, education, English language teaching, youth work and more.

The organizers are inviting collaborative applications from individuals and organisations in the UK with partners from eligible countries and states overseas. 

You can apply until 13 December 2020 22.00 GMT if you fullfill therequirements.

British Council mission is to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. The Council also organisemany projects in the fields of education, art and society. The British government is supporting the British Council but it is mostly independent.

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