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March 5, 2021

Pop Culture Meets Social Change Retreat

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Taking place over three days, the retreat will bring together a range of selected individuals from the worlds of comedy, video gaming, broadcast, visual and performing arts, digital and news media, the charity sector together with the fields of policy, activism and philanthropy.

February 10, 2021

New Theory of Change

Blog, News, Refugee Week

We’re pleased to share an updated version of the Refugee Week Theory of Change, which sets out the difference we want Refugee Week to make, and how we believe […]

January 19, 2021

Announcing our new commissions

Blog, News

As part of the ‘To love, care, breathe…as acts of justice’ commissioning project we wanted to hear from socially engaged artists who are responding to the social changes that are undoubtedly underway and also exploring themes close to Counterpoints Arts’ heart and mission.

December 11, 2020

Reflections on a year of change, challenge and learning

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It’s been a year of hard challenges and truths, forcing us all to confront our individual and collective fears, shortcomings and assumptions.

December 3, 2020

Theme of Refugee Week 2021: We Cannot Walk Alone

News, Refugee Week

We’re delighted to share the theme for Refugee Week 2021, the national festival coordinated by Counterpoints Arts that celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. There is a […]

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.

July 13, 2020

Across Borders – arts and pop culture commissions

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Image: Rubble Theatre by Manaf Halbouni, Glasgow 2018 Counterpoints Arts is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to Comic Relief’s “Across Borders” programme. The […]

June 2, 2020

Imagine Anthology

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On 15 June 2020, a digital collection of global voices will launch to coincide with Refugee Week in a powerful call to imagine a better world.

May 23, 2020

postcards in isolation: a different form of exile – week 1

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Week 1 of our new ‘Postcards in isolation: A different for of exile’ with artists Bojana Janković, Zia Ahmed and Bern O’Donoghue.

May 6, 2020

Artists in Lockdown

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We recently conducted an online survey with the aim of gathering some first-hand experiences from artists across the Counterpoints Arts’ network in the wake of Covid-19.

May 1, 2020

We say thank you to our SOAS placement colleagues

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A quick reflection on working with four brilliant SOAS students as part of a placement partnership programme.

March 20, 2020

An Update from Counterpoints Arts

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An update from the team on adjustments and changes in this period of COVID-19.

January 30, 2020

Introducing the Refugee Week 2020 Leaders

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We’re delighted to introduce our Refugee Week 2020 leadership group: five young emerging leaders from refugee backgrounds who are doing exciting work in advocacy or arts and social change.

January 10, 2020

Theme of Refugee Week 2020: ‘Imagine’

News, Refugee Week

Announcing the theme for Refugee Week (15 – 21 June 2020).

May 20, 2019

Artists at Risk, Artists who Risk – Press Release

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We are at Tate Exchange this week with Who Are We? Project – our partnership with The Open University. Read the latest PRESS RELEASE, detailing the ‘Artists at Risk, Artists […]

March 8, 2019

I cannot stay indifferent to injustice – Alketa Xhafa Mripa

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This beautiful short film, produced by Al Jazeera English for International Women’s Day 2019, profiles Alketa’s work and activism, highlighting her efforts to change attitudes towards refugees, migration and […]

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