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.




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    We are delighted to announce that our collaborative project with Royal Holloway, University of London – (Better) Believe It: Big Journeys, Untold Stories – has been awarded a creative voucher by Creativeworks London.

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    The Paper Project - here is a link to a beautifully made film about our recent commission, The Paper Project – dedicated to undocumented young migrants.






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    For those who’ve not yet seen it, here are the video highlights from the Platforma Festival of arts and refugees in Manchester at the end of last year. The two day Conference was full of interesting workshops and inspirational speakers from across the UK and internationally, and the artistic programme (including the first ever Platforma [...]

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    An impressive New Website tracing the development of our recent commission An Embassy For Refugees by the unstoppable Natasha Reid. Photo by Miguel Santa Clara.

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    As part of Refugee Week 2013, Counterpoints Arts team led on developing an interactive Time-line that over next few years will be tracing and collecting refugee contributions to our history and heritage.

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