September 23, 2021



We are delighted to announce the publication of the programme for the 2021 Autumn School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice. Now in its fourth year, the 2021 School […]

June 3, 2021

Learning Lab: Collaborative Arts, Diversity and Social Justice – a New Publication


Publication of ‘Learning Lab: Collaborative Arts, Diversity and Social Justice’, in partnership with CREATE (Ireland)

May 24, 2021

Mutual Affinities: Learning Lab with Creative Scotland and Counterpoints Arts


Counterpoints Arts is delighted to announce the Mutual Affinities Learning Lab programme supported by Creative Scotland.

April 13, 2021

The barriers and opportunities to meaningful collaboration across the arts, migration and racial justice sectors


New research by poet and researcher Selina Nwulu, commissioned by Counterpoints Arts. A month on from the Race Commission Report, new independent research reveals a picture and set of […]

March 17, 2021

New Brave World: The power, opportunities and potential of pop culture for social change in the UK


By Alice Sachrajda and Marzena Zukowska, with foreword by K Biswas, supported by Unbound Philanthropy, March 2021. Download the report (pdf) “In 2017 the previous report in this series, Riding the […]

March 16, 2021

Thinking as a ‘we’ again: Building collective worlds of mutual aid and creativity between/across digital platforms


Dr. Kit Braybrooke invites the kind of thinking that brings the notion of ‘we’, and the idea of ‘nourished’ digital public spaces in the post-Covid 19 world.

March 16, 2021

Icebergs and Spiderwebs


Kuba Szreder reflects on the economies of care and mutual aid that make art possible.

December 11, 2020

Our Story and Vision: Counterpoints Arts Evaluation


We are so pleased to share ‘Our Story and Vision’; a new narrative-based report written by our critical friend, Chrissie Tiller.

October 14, 2020

Artists’ Responses to Covid-19

Learning, Opinion

Artist, activist and writer Gregory Sholette discusses recent social practice art in the context of the pandemic.

October 14, 2020

The launch of a new syndicated blog: Beyond the Now

Learning, News

Beyond the Now, a new syndicated blog, launches its Season 1.

December 18, 2019

Li Dû Man publication

Events and Projects, Learning

As part of the Li Dû Man commission we are pleased to present a publication produced by  Zehra Doğan and Ege Dundar with the editorial support of writer, Jo Glanville.  See […]

October 3, 2019

Counterpoints Arts in the eyes of an International Clore Fellow


Image: Sofia (left) & Irene at the V&A Launch of Refugee Week @Marcia Chandra 2019   Written by Sofía Márquez Moreno This summer I finished a secondment at Counterpoints Arts […]

September 12, 2019

Field Notes: The Inaugural Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice


Field Notes: The Inaugural Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice documents the first such Summer School in 2018, an initiative of the Arts Council. The Summer School […]

June 6, 2019

The Seven Gates of Damascus


Maya Youssef moved to London under the Arts Council’s “exceptional talent” scheme and has since recorded an acclaimed album, “Syrian Dreams”, and toured the UK and Europe. The Seven […]

May 30, 2019

To (be able to) tell


By Zehra Doğan Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Doğan was released from prison in Turkey in February. She was prosecuted and sentenced to nearly three years on charges that […]

November 16, 2018

Explore and Test: Evaluation and Critical Conversation


We want to share with you a ‘project evaluation’, which we commissioned our critical friend, Chrissie Tiller, to do in relation to our recent Explore and Test programme in […]

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