We are an arts organisation comprising creative arts and cultural projects exploring refugee and migrant experiences.

Our mission is to support, produce and promote the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their cultural and artistic contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture.

Our work is structured around principles of collaboration and partnership. We develop creative projects through collaborations with artists, arts/cultural and educational organizations and civil society activists working in the field.

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– We provide support, development and promotional opportunities for artists from refugee and migrant backgrounds as well as other artists producing innovative work in this field

– Develop participatory platforms and infrastructural programmes (enabling)

– Produce high quality events, artefacts and products (production)

– Generate shared learning and skills-transfer (learning)

– Build strategic partnerships with arts and advocacy organisations (partnerships)

  • Queens of Syria

    Our 3rd Platforma Festival and Conference on arts and refugees in Leicester was a great success. Huge thanks to our partners ArtReach and De Montfort University and all participants.

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    We are delighted that Peirene Press, an award-winning publisher specialising in Contemporary European Literature, will be collaborating with us on various projects in the coming period, while donating 50p from each book they sell. Watch this space!

  • Displacedwebsite

    dis/placeda week-long programme of events, featuring over 40 artists responding to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human

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    Counterpoints Arts is pleased to be working with acclaimed photographer, Jillian Edelstein, on a series called “Life Seekers’ focusing on the current refugee crisis. For more detail see our blog.

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    Join us at the Refugee Week conference in London on 15 February for workshops, speakers and performances to help you prepare for Refugee Week 2016!

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    Bards Without Borders: A poetry & music scratch night, bringing together London poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds and contributions from live music & spoken word experts Tongue Fu

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