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26th June 2020

By Julia Schonstadt As a London-based, Berlin-born freelance filmmaker and director, my career has opened my eyes to the world in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Last year I had the opportunity to meet an incredible group of young Syrians who came to Gelsenkirchen, a city in the West of Germany, as unaccompanied […]

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24th June 2020

Association Pepita is a young company formed last year and based in Paris. This year we produced a daily radio/zoom show during Refugee Week, with support from Platforma. The aim was to hear about the amazing work taking place in the UK from organisations involved with running events during Refugee Week and discovering the people […]

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19th June 2020

Ort Gallery was about to open Recipes for Resistance, a project produced and curated by artist Raju Rage when the covid-19 lockdown was enforced and we had to postpone the opening of the show. It is now due to open in September 2020 (tbc) and Rage has been working behind the scenes on publishing the […]

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By Stephen Burke In February 2020 we began work on an arts/media project with a group of teenage boys, Syrian Refugees, whose families had been resettled in Leeds. The boys met twice weekly at a youth club for 2 hours on a Friday and they played football on a Tuesday evening. The ambition for the […]

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Susan Metwali introduces a 30 minute practice especially for Refugee Week: gently moving your body, breath and voice, to relax, ground, release, energise and alter your emotional response to a present situation. Although I would not call the sequence in my video, ‘Yoga’ in the classical sense, it does have elements that are in line […]

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11th June 2020

By Fernando Battista I’m a dancer, dancemovement therapist, choreograph and I work with migrants people, asylum seekers and Italian high schools students in Rome. My research at Roma Tre University concern the educational field. In particular, I use dance, dance, movement therapy, theatre and artistic languages to bring Italian student’s and migrant people, coming from […]

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4th June 2020

Seeking Hope: zine explores experiences of young people who migrate to the UK A group from the Children’s Society Hope service for unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people have created a zine that explores the experiences of those who migrate to the UK as unaccompanied or separated young people. They planned to launch the zine at an […]

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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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10th March 2020

By Joy C Martindale Trailblazers (2020) is a new artwork which brings together the creative explorations of a group of 14 to 19-year-olds over the course of seven workshops at Walmer Castle. The teenagers are unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers who are supported by KRAN in Canterbury. This project has set out to give participants […]

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9th March 2020

By Serbest Salih I am an artist, originally from Syria, directing the Sirkhane Darkroom – an empowering project that takes place in Mardin Istasyon in Turkey. As a refugee myself, I find love in teaching art of photography to children of deprived areas. The project equips children with inexpensive, pinhole andsimple analogue cameras, teaches them […]

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