Sunday, January 17, 2010

International Opportunities Fund - Wales

WHAT: International Opportunities Fund Wales
WHERE: Wales
WHEN: Complete applications should be received to a deadline with a minimum of two months prior to the start date of the activity.
WHO: professional arts organizations based in Wales and to professional artists who live in Wales

Welsh based professional arts practitioners can obtain financial assistance for exploring possibilities abroad. The grant can be used for: research for international projects that will take place either in Wales or abroad international projects taking place abroad that either involve individual artists who live in Wales, or professional arts organizations based in Wales

For research activity, funding support is primarily available towards travel costs. For the delivery of project activity, funding support towards overall costs will rarely exceed £3,000.

Professional arts organisations and professional artists based in Wales may apply. Deadline for the fund is the last Friday of every month. A significant element of partner support is required for all activity.

Awards made under the International Opportunities Fund are targeted at collaborative projects.

The following factors are taken into consideration when assessing applications:

· the likely delivery of high quality, contemporary work with potential for contributing to artform development in Wales
· the professional experience of the applicant
· the potential for new work for artists that has an enduring or sustainable value
· a professional commitment to international exchange and collaboration expressed through clear strategic objectives for carrying out the proposed activity
· an enthusiasm to co-operate with international practitioners and to actively engage with international networks
· the viability of the budget for the proposal and the level of partnership funding
· relevance to Wales Arts International’s broader strategic priorities.

These are:

· maximising international opportunities through communication, networks and artist led initiatives
· increasing investment in the arts in Wales.
· international impact and recognition

Rebecca Reitsis
International Assistant Officer
Wales Arts International
Bute Place
CF10 5AL


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