Counterpoints Arts is a hub of creative arts and cultural projects exploring refugee and migrant experiences.






We believe in the dynamic power of the creative arts to inspire social change and enhance inclusion and cultural integration of refugees and migrants.








Our work aims to ensure that the rich cultural and artistic contributions of refugees and migrants are recognized and welcomed within British culture, history and identity.
































As a Creative Hub, we co-create, develop, produce, facilitate, promote, curate, research, publish and disseminate a range of arts and media projects.




Counterpoints Arts emerges out of the joint and complimentary work of the Partnership for Arts and Refugees (aka Refugee Week UK) and FOMACS (Forum on Migration and Communications).




To learn more about our shared mission and vision, see our collective work and collaborative ethos and approach.




  • Call for Artists

    Counterpoints Arts invites artists working in visual arts, live art, film, design and architecture to submit work for a one week multi-media exhibition titled dis/placed, running at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (15th – 22th June).

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    Our annual Refugee Week Conference took place on Tuesday 10th February in London. Attended by 120 delegates across the country it was a day of creative exchanges, information sharing, workshops, talks and some great food.

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    We’ve just launched our 2015 Programme, which we hope will encourage you to get involved and support our work in some way. For more information about our plans and ambitions for the coming year please visit our blog.

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    Join us at Richmix for an event with a fantastic group of writers exploring issues around representations of refugees in novels and plays. For more information about this and other upcoming events visit our events page.

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    We wish to strengthen our board by recruiting additional candidates. In line with our commitment to diversity, we are particularly interested in receiving ‘expressions of interest’ from candidates with refugee and migrant backgrounds. Find out more….

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    Counterpoints Arts launched Moving Lives, this week in Dublin – an online case study of an independent law centre, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, located in Dublin working nationally and internationally. Character-driven stories in Moving Lives lead you to behind-the-scenes reflection on the Council’s distinctive way of working within the connected fields of immigration reform, strategic litigation, human rights advocacy and social justice.
    Photo: Keypictures
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    We launched our Everyday on Canalside project website over last weekend giving you a sense of what we’ve been producing on Canalside over the past year, together with the different participatory strands that make up this project (Humans of Canalside, Open Spaces, Simple Acts and Moving Worlds).

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