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In partnership with Dartington Arts School Hauser & Wirth are partnering with Dartington Arts School on the ‘Arts and Place’ MA course, starting April 2022 until January 2023. The Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship will be eligible to a student for the course with refugee status or making an application for asylum in the UK. The […]

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19th September 2021

Laff-Uccino is a comedy project run by HAVEN Coffee. They are running stand-up comedy workshops in partnership with No Direction Home, the comedy project from Counterpoints Arts, starting on the 18th of October. Two of the participants will get a chance to perform at a #LaffUccino gig in December and everyone will have the chance to […]

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25th August 2021

Counterpoints Arts (the organisation that manages Platforma) is one of the partner organisations supporting 100 Agents of Change, an exciting new project led by In Place of War that connects some of the most revolutionary innovative artists and change makers from around the world with young people from marginalised communities in the UK, to share […]

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Phosphoros are looking for trustees, an associate artist and a new core member of the team. Full details: https://www.phosphorostheatre.com/join-us Associate artist Work within the creative team on the Research and Development for a brand new show. The role includes workshop design and delivery, supporting trainee facilitators, and collaborating to create new work with the hope of […]

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Are you a professional writer? Are you passionate about using creative writing and the power of words to help survivors of torture have a voice? Freedom From Torture have an exciting opportunity for two people to volunteer as Mentors/Workshop Facilitators for our unique creative writing group, ‘Write to Life’, located at their London Centre. For the […]

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Uprootedness & Hybridity: Researching Eastern-European intergenerational trauma in the arts and theatre An online seminar initiated by Monika Dorniak. Produced by Counterpoints Arts as part of Refugee Week 2021. Watch a recording of the seminar below. With contributions by: Monika Dorniak & Susanna Rydz, Olesya Khromeychuk, Nina Mdivani, Jessica Ostrowicz, Red Zenith Collective. Image courtesy […]

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In 2017 as part of Platforma Festival Natasha Davis premiered her new performance T-shirts with four participants in Stockton – the work received ovations as part of the Connecting Communities day at the main ARC theatre space. Continuing on this collaboration, Natasha carried on with workshops at ARC in 2018 to create Alternative Guide to […]

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By Peter Drury, Peter Drury, Representative of the Colombian Truth Commission – UK “Get out of here, I will not answer for the consequences if you don’t leave.” “Stop your complaints and campaigning you and your sort have been declared a military target.” “We invite you to your funeral, with deepest sympathy”. Years of threats in […]

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28th May 2021

By Ornella Mutoni Created by Jo Ingabire Moys, Laila Sumpton and Maja Milatovic Ovadia, I Am Leah is a new theatre performance and radio play about a Rwandan refugee, embarking on a journey of self- discovery after facing a life changing movement. Leah, the protagonist uncovers painful family secrets as she reconciles multiple identities as a […]

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The BUILDHOLLYWOOD family of JACK, JACK ARTS and DIABOLICAL has collaborated with Conversations From Calais for the latest instalment of their Your Space Or Mine Project, which gives artists and creatives a platform on the street. Conversations From Calais documents conversations between volunteers and migrants and pastes them onto city walls, as a way of […]

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the other side of hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature is  a new print and online literary magazine, edited by immigrants and refugees. The purpose is to serve and celebrate the refugee and immigrant communities worldwide.  They are funded by Arts Council England, and supported by ArtReach and Journeys Festival International. Call for submissionsThey welcome submissions of  […]

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By Dipesh Pandya Immigrants vs. Ignorants – I.A.M. reclaiming language, time and space to tell our own stories in opposition to the oppressive hostile environment created by global governments and media. An act of resistance to laws, structures and narratives centred on the victimisation of (im)migrant life. A refusal to accept the rhetoric around nationalism […]

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Migration Matters Festival produces a wide ranging artiststic programme in Sheffield each year for Refugee Week, featuring local, national and international artists. Commissions Migration Matters Festival have announced a new call-out for commissions for their programme (virtual and in-person) this summer. Deadline: 11.59pm, Monday 3rd May Full details: https://www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk/opportunities-index Creative Journeys They have also launched Creative […]

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Magic for Smiles (MFS) was piloted in early 2016 in Lebanon and set up as a charity in 2019 by the long term humanitarian and magician of 30 years, Jamie Balfour-Paul (stage name Jamie Jibberish due to the extensive use of his magic language). MFS is based in Oxford UK and promotes humanitarian magic – […]

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Call for Artists and Mentors – LOOK UP 2021 LOOK UP 2021, produced by ArtReach, will be a collaborative visual arts mentorship programme, hosted by Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, and coculture, Berlin, Germany. ​Four European-based artists from sanctuary-seeking backgrounds will be mentored by established arts professionals to create new visual artworks for the public […]

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