Reimagine India comes to fruition

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced the second batch of successful applicants for its Reimagine India cultural exchange programme, established to nurture collaboration between cultural organisations in England and India.

The initial budget available for the scheme was £1.5m (€1.79m) spread over two cohorts, the total spend made available was closer to £1.8m.

‘As the applications were so strong we used additional money, £300k, from another international budget to support the activity,’ explained ACE media relations officer Alison Millar.

Round one of the scheme was allocated in in July 2015, for which ACE made 22 development awards totalling £545,578, the remaining £954,422 for project applications was announced on 26 July 2016.

It is hoped that the fund will enable the creation of sustainable networks and partnerships between artists and cultural leaders in both countries.

The fund will support work from England and India using digital technology to reach areas beyond metropolitan hubs in both countries with the intention of connecting diasporic communities.

Companies in England to benefit from the funding are as follows:

Round 1

2Faced Dance Company Limited (Dance) Midlands: £26,180

Artcore (Combined Arts) Midlands: £30,000

Asian Arts Agency (Combined Arts) South West: £25,000

AV Festival (Visual Arts) North: £23,989

Baluji Music Foundation (Music) London: £19,189

DaDaFest (Disability & Deaf Arts, Combined Arts) North: £26,000

English Stage Company Ltd (Theatre) London: £29,543

Freedom Studios (Combined Arts) North: £28,150

Graeae Theatre Company (Theatre) London: £29,993

Independent Dance (Dance) London: £15,000

Kinetika Art Links International Ltd (Combined Arts) South East: £20,000

Leicester Theatre Trust Limited (Theatre) Midlands: £25,000

Manchester City Galleries (Visual Arts) North: £18,000

Milap Festival Trust (Music) North: £30,000

Philharmonia Orchestra (Music) London: £30,000

Photoworks (Visual Arts) South East: £27,000

The Prodigal Theatre Company (Dance) South East: £15,000

Showroom Gallery Ltd (Visual Arts) London: £15,000

The New Art Exchange Ltd (Combined Arts) Midlands: £29,900

Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah (Theatre) North: £18,254

University of Leicester (Visual Arts) Midlands: £25,700

Writers’ Centre Norwich (Literature) South East: £26,900

Total: £533, 798

Round 2

2Faced Dance Company Limited (Dance) Midlands: £95,000

Akademi South Asian Dance UK (Dance) London: £50,000

Asian Arts Agency (Combined Arts) South West: £95,000

AV Festival (Visual Arts) North: £98,823

Creative Black Country (Visual Arts) Midlands: £50,000

English Stage Company Ltd (Theatre / Literature) London: £100,000

Graeae Theatre Company (Theatre) London: £60,000

Kinetika People (Combined Arts) South East: £97,430

Leicester Theatre Trust Limited (Theatre) Midlands: £100,000

Manchester City Galleries (Visual Arts) North: £100,000

Metal Culture Ltd (Music) South East: £90,322

Prodigal Theatre Company (Dance) South East: £39,500

Soho Theatre Company (Theatre) London: £75,708

The Clay Foundation (Visual Arts) Midlands: £49,000

The New Art Exchange Ltd (Visual Arts) Midlands: £100,000

The Roundhouse (Music) London: £36,000

Writers’ Centre Norwich (Literature) South East £88,000

Total: £1,324,783

 

 

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