2022 UK-China Connections through Culture (CtC) Grants


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Since 2006 the British Council has run a well-established UK-China Connections through Culture (CtC) programme, which enables collaboration between creative and cultural professionals in China and the UK. Through brokering connections and offering development grants, CtC has enabled over 400 creative and cultural professionals to see one another’s work, exchange skills and co-develop projects.

CtC is designed to be agile, responding to changing sector needs and the wider socio-economic context within the UK and China, and encouraging new collaborations which respond to global challenges such as inclusion, sustainability, and gender equality. 

The grants were provided prior to the Pandemic to support international travel for face-to-face meetings. However, with current travel restrictions, the grants are now mainly used to support online collaborations between China and the UK.

CtC receives additional specific support from the Scottish government for projects with a Scottish connection.