‘New Conversations’ unveils third round investments in UK - Canada creative partnerships

posted Mon 01 March 2021

Press Release

British Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Farnham Maltings, and the High Commission of Canada in the UK are delighted to announce the 22 new creative collaborations between UK and Canadian performing arts companies and artists.

Initially launched in 2018 as a two-year pilot, New Conversations has invested over £200,000/$350,000 to increase collaborations between Canadian and British artists with an emphasis on new partnerships and - before the pandemic - on physical exchange and artist mobility. In light of the current restrictions on international travel and the ongoing climate emergency, Round Three responds to a radically different context with a new programme focusing on creative responses to remote exchanges.

Read the press release in full below.

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One thing that appears to have resulted alongside the pandemic is a radical shift in people's attitude towards jumping on a plane for short visits. Yet we know the benefit and artists will still want to exchange and share ideas with others around the world. Being able to invest in testing new ways of starting these relationships with partners we like and trust has been a delight.

Gavin Stride, Director of Farnham Maltings

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Hannah Slimmon

International Producer