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Liberty EU & Journeys Festival International – Invitation for proposals ArtReach, producers of Journeys Festival International, are seeking artistic proposals from artists who have sought sanctuary in Europe aged between 18 – 30 based in Europe making work for the digital realm, whose freedom of movement is or has been restricted or negatively impacted because […]

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Young Shubbak are pleased to announce an open call for their first virtual collaboration initiative. 18-25 year old MENA (Middle East and North Africa) artists of any discipline are invited to apply for an opportunity to collaborate with previous Shubbak artists Enkidu Khaled, Joe Namy, and Reem Karssli. The opportunity is for 18-25 year old […]

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Migration Matters Festival is looking to commission 2-3 new pieces of work in line with the sentiments and mission statement of the festival. They are interested in work that is exciting, innovative and challenging. They are looking for commissions to engage with the Refugee Week 2020 theme of ‘Imagine’ They are looking for artistic responses […]

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Counterpoints Arts is is looking for new recruits for the brilliant No Direction Home stand-up comedy collective. There are already two workshop & performance groups running online, with two gigs having taking place on Zoom in April, and now we want to bring in even more new voices. We are particularly looking for asylum seekers and […]

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A paid opportunity from St Augustine’s, Halifax >> We work with 600 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, a third of whom are in family groups. They come from approx. 40 countries and speak 52 different languages. Some have been granted leave to stay in the UK, but most are involved in lengthy, legal negotiations with […]

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Stand and Be Counted want to commission three responsive and original new works to be streamed online in April 2020. “We want you to create an exciting 20 minute (max) online performance/artwork for our communities in Sheffield, Bradford and Coventry. Each selected artist/company will receive £300 and support from us to deliver your work to […]

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29th January 2020

Marlborough Theatre in Brighton are hosting This Is Who I Am by the theatre company ice&fire next Friday 7th February at 7.30pm as part of their New Queers on the Block programme. This Is Who I Am interweaves first hand accounts of LGBTQIA+ people’s experiences of the UK asylum process – collected over many months […]

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From HOME, Manchester & Community Arts North West (CAN) Deadline: Mon 13 Jan, 5pm This opportunity is aimed at Northern-based artists and companies from refugee backgrounds. Horizons Festival celebrates international arts and global culture and runs alongside Refugee Week. The festival features a week long programme of theatre, film, art, performance, workshops and debate showcasing the artistic talent […]

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Contested Desires is transnational project led in the UK by D6 exploring our shared and contested Colonial heritage and its influence on contemporary culture. D6 is an established visual arts producer, which for over 28 years has delivered transnational programmes working with extraordinary artists and intrepid partners to create works of art within neighbourhoods and […]

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Would you like to try stand-up comedy? No Direction Home is a project created in 2018 by Camden People’s Theatre & Counterpoints Arts. Workshops over the past year led by professional stand-up Tom Parry resulted in a number of performances across London, culminating in a Refugee Week gig at Southbank Centre. We are now recruiting a […]

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Pop Culture – Young People – Migration & Social Change CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS 21-22 October 2019, Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury A 2-day ‘retreat’ as part of Platforma 5 Introduction Pop Culture and Social Change is a pioneering project from Counterpoints Arts exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed to shift the […]

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The London Migration Film Festival (LMFF) will hold its fourth annual edition from 28 November-4 December 2019. The aim of LMFF is to challenge the rhetoric on migration that often frames migrants in binaries, as enemies or victims. In 2018 LMFF contained 30 films, 21 events, three workshops, panel discussions, comedy, theatre, music, and more. […]

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Since autumn 2018 Camden People’s Theatre, Counterpoints Arts and award-winning comedian Tom Parry (Pappy’s; Badults; The Lost Disc) have been running the No Direction Home stand-up programme for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The project is free and open to anyone, with regular evening workshops and performance opportunities. No previous experience required. If […]

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