British Council Scotland: Travel Grants for UK-France Spotlight on Culture

Closing date: Sun 7 Jul 2024: 11pm

British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland have developed a funding opportunity to support Scottish-based arts professionals to travel to France.

The fund has been developed through the ongoing strategic partnership between the British Council and Creative Scotland, which is based on a shared belief that working together on shared priorities enhances opportunities to place Scottish arts and culture on a world stage, and provide an international context to, and benefit, for Scotland.

These grants also contribute to activity within the programme of the UK/France Spotlight on Culture 2024, to make or strengthen new connections, develop networks, and undertake research and development of future collaborative projects with French partners.

With France in the spotlight as hosts of the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024, and the Cultural Olympiad linking sports to the arts, the UK/France Spotlight on Culture aims to support collaboration with counterparts across the country to revitalise Franco-British cultural dialogue and exchange through creativity, innovation, and artistic practice.

This fund is intended for applicants who can demonstrate a strategic purpose to their trip, potentially linked to existing connections or planned research within France. This is not a speculative opportunity, but one that is designed to foster nascent connections through self-organised travel.

The fund is open across all art forms, with a focus on proposals around themes of arts and inclusion, sustainability and the circular economy.

The fund has geographic focus on six regions in France: Normandy, Brittany, Hauts-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and Île-de-France. Please note, other parts of France can be included in your itinerary.

Applicants should aim to travel between October – December 2024.

You can apply for up to £3000. Eligible costs can include travel, accommodation, travel insurance, entrance tickets, per diems £75 (up to seven days), freelance stipend (where applicable) of £100 per day (up to seven days) and relevant costs required to remove barriers to participation. Requests can be for 100% of costs but they welcome applications that include support from other sources.

For more information on Criteria, Eligibility, and context, please visit the British Council Scotland website.

How to Apply:
Please complete the application form:
and Equality Monitoring Form:
Deadline: Sun 7 July 2024, 11.55pm

For further information, please contact (Christel Van Meijel) or visit

British Council Scotland logo
Closing date: Sun 7 Jul 2024: 11pm