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Compass Collective look towards a new year. As we closed our workshops and the year came to an end, it is hard to believe that we have been meeting online, on zoom, for the majority of 2020. A year that at the beginning marked the new decade and for Compass Collective, a year of exciting […]

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Following on from their successful summer series of Connect & Create online workshops, City of Sanctuary UK have received funding from the Barrow Cadbury Trust to further develop the model in response to the ongoing Covid-19 health pandemic. The initial workshops included theatre, song-writing, filmmaking and a ‘rest & relax’ yoga session. They are now […]


7th December 2020

Refugee Week theme for 2021 announced: “We Cannot Walk Alone” There is a moment in Martin Luther King’s historic ‘I have a dream’ speech when he turns his attention to the White people who, realising their destiny and that of their Black fellow citizens was intertwined, joined the movement for equal rights. “They have come […]


Our December #MonthlyMeet was led by arts fundraiser Miriam Sherwood, who shared practical advice on accessing grant funding for arts and charity projects. Miriam has put together a fantastic pdf responding to questions from attendees, including guidance on finding funders relevant to your project, suggestions of specific funders and advice on writing funding applications. We’re sure anyone […]


Open Call: To Love, Care Breath…As Acts of Justice Image by Isabel Lima. Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce a new call for commissions by three artists, and collectives, who are exploring themes close to Counterpoints Arts’ heart and mission: the intersectional themes of migration, racial, and climate justice and the role of art as […]


24th November 2020

Editor in Chief Giulia Ciccolella introduces Ekō Magazine Ekō Magazine aims to produce more authentic and ethical journalism by providing a platform for people to speak for themselves and to amplify their voice to challenge mainstream media’s reporting on the so-called migrant crisis. Focussing on storytelling and art, our collaborative project gathers first-hand accounts by […]


Are you an early-career Arab filmmaker or a filmmaker working on a project connected to the Arab world? Apply now to be part of the SAFAR Film Festival’s intensive, collaborative weekend workshop where you, along with a small group of filmmakers, will get the chance to discuss your film idea under the mentorship and guidance […]


9th November 2020

Maison Foo, a Theatre Company of Sanctuary, are looking to work with a photographic artist or an artist with disciplines across photography, mixed media and collage, who has either lived experience of seeking sanctuary or migratory heritage. Deadline to apply: Friday 4th December 12pm Midday THE PROJECT Meet Your Neighbour Installation is a multi-sensory experience […]


Litehouse Gallery has prepared four pages of fun activities for children aged 5 to 11, free to download. Drawing from their last exhibition of contemporary art from Syria and Lebanon Home: Through the Artists’ Eyes, they designed this fun art pack to encourage children to think creatively about what Home means to them. The October […]

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Are you passionate about making changes in your community? Are you creative and interested in drama? Are you confident, friendly, and a team player? Are you aged 18-30 with a refugee background? Phosphoros Theatre keen to hear from London-based people who would like to join their workshop delivery team, with opportunities for involvement in our […]


Lucid Lovers is a musical audio-book by Potent Whisper that explores the art of lucid dreaming and the politics of freedom of movement.  Potent Whisper is a Spoken Word artist, rapper, author and community organiser from London.  Purchase the Lucid Lovers soundtrack Interview with Potent Whisper Could you introduce Lucid Lovers and how it came […]

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Good Chance is commissioning three artists to develop new works that are powerful, original and relevant to the times we are living in. The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for freelance artists in many ways. The Good Chance Ensemble Commissions respond to this by offering our chosen artists financial input and bespoke mentorship with an […]


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 […]