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    Counterpoints Arts is in the process of piloting a newly funded cross-sector Pop Culture and Social Justice initiative.

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    Refugee Week (18 – 24 June) will reach an important milestone in 2018: 20 years of celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. We’re inviting you to take part and help us make this our best and biggest festival yet – hope you can join us!


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    See all of Counterpoints Arts’ past events, exhibitions and projects.

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    We are working with a range of artists on a variety of touring and place-based commissions across the UK in 2017 and 2018.

  • Bern O'Donoghue's Dead Reckoning at Tate Exchange

    Who Are We? at Tate Exchange examines place, inequality, citizenship, solidarities & the transformative power of art, 22-27 May. Read more


    In collaboration with b-side festival, we supported ‘Shahre Farang project by Iranian photographer Farhad Berahman, who re-creates a 19th century travelling peep box for UK audiences. Presented as part of The Festival of Learning at the Bournemouth University. More information here

  • Bordlerline

    The 4th edition of our biennial Platforma Festival took place in Newcastle and across the North East between 19 – 31 October 2017. The festival featured performances, new commissions, workshops, screenings and discussions, bringing together a wide range of artists, activists, educators, advocates and other practitioners from across the UK and Europe. (Photo: Borderline by Jose Farinha)

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