UK/NG Cultural Collaboration: Grants for Art Entrepreneurs

UK NGUK/NG is a programme that aims to connect over forty million young Nigerians (aged 18–35) to the UK by building new audiences for UK and Nigerian arts and culture. The ambitious cultural programme will peak between September 2015 and April 2016 in 5 cities across Nigeria and the UK, featuring over 30 projects and over 80 events, all aimed at increasing collaboration between young people in both countries through the arts.

Inspirational projects with world class partners in progress, across visual and digital art, fashion, design, theatre, dance, music, literature and film, with a special emphasis on digital media, shows growing innovation, skills and talent that exist in this dynamic sector.

The British Council will offer endorsements to a number of projects which meet the aims of the season and badge them part of our programme.  We will also identify about 15 projects that fit the programme aims to which we will offer Grants of between 5,000 to 10,000 pounds.


Inclusion criteria

We are offering partners the opportunity to:

  1. Submit project proposals for inclusion in our official programme.
  2. Submit project proposals for grant funding

Download Grant and Inclusion brochure for details of additional criteria and benefits.

Arts Grant

Artists and arts organisations can also apply to receive grants under our grants scheme.

We are seeking original and adventurous artistic project proposals, which will culminate in a high quality live, or digital performance, showcase or other public facing event during the UK/NG season. Projects will be delivered in one or more of our focus cities in Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja and Calabar) or in the UK.

We are looking for a strong mix of projects that range across literature, theatre, performance, visual art, design, fashion, film, digital and music. Download Grant and Inclusion brochure for more details.


To submit an application, please download the Grant and Inclusion brochure for additional details on application process and timelines.