New Conversations, UK-Egypt creative partnerships announced

posted Wed 19 January 2022

Press Release

Farnham Maltings (UK) and Orient Productions (EG) are delighted to announce £30,000 of investment in four new creative partnerships between Egyptian and British performing artists and companies to develop new performance works and imaginatively test new ways of collaborating without meeting in person as part of the New Conversations programme, supported by British Council and Arts Council England. The selected partnerships will also have the opportunity to have their work presented as part of Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) and Arab Arts Focus in October 2022.

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“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with the Orient Productions team on encouraging dialogue between artists based in Egypt and the UK who are curious to make sense of the world and explore new ways of working together, because we know that we all benefit from understanding each other better. Our dearest hope is that these initial connections will flourish into long term collaborations, exciting new work, and common understandings.”

Gavin Stride, Director, Farnham Maltings

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