Cultural Bridge celebrates intercultural artistic exchange through the collaboration of all UK arts councils and leading German cultural institutions. By funding partnerships between Germany and the UK, the programme aims to build new relationships and foster artistic collaboration and cultural democracy.

In 2021, Cultural Bridge launched its pilot programme supporting seven new artistic collaborations between organisations across the UK and Germany to initiate projects exploring socially engaged arts practice through intercultural exchange and dialogue. Find out more.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Cultural Bridge programme are now closed, decisions are due by 14th December 2022. 

The Cultural Bridge Year 2 programme will have two funding tiers:

Tier 1: New Partnerships

Supporting new partnerships between UK and German organisations, applicants can request between £5000 (approx €5900) - £10,000 (approx €11900) in total per partnership.
Tier 2: Established Partnerships
Supporting existing partnerships between UK and German organisations, applicants can request up to £30,000 (approx €35800) per partnership.
There is no requirement for match funding, but existing partnerships applying for Tier 2 are encouraged to build wider partnerships and leverage other income/in-kind support.  

Application forms (information only, applications are now closed):

Key dates:

  • 14th December 2022 Cultural Bridge Year 2 Awardees Announced 
  • February 2023 - February 2024 Funded projects delivery period

Full guidance (information only, applications are now closed):