Arts Council England have announced £1.4 million co-investment in international collaboration and exchange with Arts Council Korea, and Castlefield Gallery are delighted to be among the 21 performing and visual arts projects in England and South Korea that will receive awards from the fund.
BALTIC will lead a consortium of English organisations including Castlefield Gallery, FACT, Grizedale Arts, New Art Exchange, Site Gallery, Spike Island and Wysing Arts Centre that will partner with Korean institutions to develop an Artists’ Residency Exchange Programme for emerging artists based in the UK and Korea.
Commenting on the fund, Secretary of State for Culture Karen Bradley said:
“This international partnership is a fantastic example of how we can use our world-leading arts and culture to showcase a more global Britain.
“I was delighted to see some of the exciting UK-Korea cultural season programme first hand and this collaboration will strengthen these creative links even further.”
Simon Mellor, Deputy Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
“These awards enable artists, curators and producers in both countries to develop their creative potential and build new international networks. As well as creating a legacy of continuing creative collaboration, exchange and export between England and Korea, this programme will support the presentation of exceptional artistic work in both countries.”