The British Council in Israel is setting up Bi-Art whose aim is to provide exciting opportunities for exchange and development of professional artists based in the UK and in Israel through the awarding of grants in all sectors of the arts. The scheme supports projects that offer training opportunities, foster collaborations,develop long-term links between organisations or help develop the arts in either country. BI ARTS is a competitive scheme, there are three application rounds each year.
BI ARTS a British Council initiative in partnership with the Government of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Sport. It has been running since 1995 and was established in order to promote and encourage cultural exchange between the two countries. Approximately 50 initiatives receive funding annually.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Professional artists who live and work in either Israel or the UK from all sectors of the arts
Professionals artists who are developing projects that involve artists from both countries, which will take place either in the UK or in Israel or both
We are particularly interested in projects that aim to build long-term collaborations or exchange between Israel and the UK.
BI ARTS cannot provide scholarships for courses of individual study.
BI ARTS can not cover or support production costs of exhibitions/ performances/ confereences/ catalogues.
The key element of the scheme is to support artistic exchanges/ professional workshops and collaboration between artists from the UK and Israel and can cover costs such as flights, accommodation, subsistence and workshop fees (but not necessarily all the costs)