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Becoming British Project Becoming British is a performative exhibition that seeks to interrogate processes of ‘Becoming’ and help audiences explore their own experience of nationality. Centering the voices of migrant artists and community members it will educate, entertain and inform. About the Artist Becoming British is led by Lora Krasteva – a Bulgarian artist based […]

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Our November Platforma/Refugee Week Monthly Meet was a workshop led by Facebook Open Arts about how to use Facebook and Instagram to sell your artistic and creative work. Aimed at artists from refugee backgrounds, the workshop covered how to set up a business page on Facebook and Instagram, designing engaging visual content and creating a […]

8th November 2021

Fairbeats music charity is looking for an experienced Ukulele Leader to join their team in Lewisham. See the full Job Description. The closing date is by 5pm 6th December 2021.  They are also looking for a General Manager to join their team. See the full Job Description.  The closing date for applications is 5pm on 6th December […]


4th November 2021

Five printmaking studios across Europe are inviting applications from artists who identify as refugees or with experience of displacement to undertake a 1-month long printmaking residency as part of the European residency programme In from the Margins, funded by Creative Europe. 30 artists will be selected in total, will have the opportunity to work in […]


1st November 2021

Mafwa Theatre Associate Artists present Flock: Short Stories from Women on the Move. Flock is a collection of digital pieces created by six migrant artists based in Leeds. Collaborating with illustrators, animators and filmmakers, each Associate Artist has crafted a short digital piece which responds to the themes of movement and change. The varied programme […]

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By Laila Sumpton Where We Find Ourselves is a new publication by Arachne Press edited by Sandra A Agard and myself, which gathers together the voices of 45 writers of the Global Majority. We judged the competition blind, but were delighted to see that our selected poetry and short story writers had such a wide […]


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: 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]