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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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25th February 2020

A guest post by Mathilda Della Torre from Conversations From Calais You wanted to play football so we walked to the grass and made two teams. As always your team won. I said it was unfair because you were too good at running away with the ball. You said it was unfair because I could […]

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By Salma Zulfiqar Giving Refugees a voice and empowering them with necessary skills – that’s the objective of an award winning project called ARTconnects. Artworks and films have been created to promote social cohesion and prevent hate from spreading aswell as empowering women. For Refugee Week 2020 there is an opportunity to share these educational […]

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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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Aida Silvestri is a UK based artist who creates work concerning issues of culture, ethnicity, identity, health, politics and the urban landscape. Her work explores new and unique approaches to documentary photography to raise awareness, give a platform to those often not heard and to promote acceptance within communities. Aida has had work shown in […]

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18th December 2019

Flock Project is an installation of over 200 ceramic birds. It was initiated by artist Julie Nelson as an interpretation of Brighton’s starling murmurations which occur in Winter evenings close to where Julie lives and works. The project has developed the migration theme into a series of clay bird making workshops for members of the […]

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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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