Four Nations International Fund

The arts and culture sectors of all four nations across the UK thrive on international collaboration and exchange.

Northern Ireland on the world stage

This fund invites artists, cultural professionals and organisations to consider where that collaboration could be also enhanced by closer working between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and with counterparts from Europe and beyond.

The Four Nations International Fund is a £100,000 pilot fund, launched in 2021, with co-investment from Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales/Wales Arts International and Creative Scotland.

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Tairseach: collaboration between Sinéad O’Donnell, Selina Bonelli and Marta Bosowska

New funding for innovative models of international cultural exchange and collaboration was awarded to 38 projects. The projects bring together 82 UK and 48 international partners based in over 24 different countries, from Mexico to Kenya, Barbados to Australia and throughout Europe and USA.

Northern Ireland-led projects in 2022

Project Lead: Sinead ODonnell

Partners; Marta Bosowska (Poland) & Selina Bonelli (Maidstone, England)

Project Lead: Big Telly Theatre Company

Partners: Deutches Museum (Munich, Germany)

Project Lead: Accidental Theatre

Partners: Park Theatre (England); Smock Alley Theatre (Ireland)

Project Lead: Three’s Theatre Company

Partners: Anna McGrath (East Lothian, Scotland) & Cygnet Theatre (France)