July 13, 2020

Across Borders – arts and pop culture commissions


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

Black Lives Matter


We stand with Black Lives Matter.

June 2, 2020

Imagine Anthology


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


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


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


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


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

February 28, 2020

Round Up of Refugee Week Conferences 2020

Events and Projects

What did we learn at the national Refugee Week Conferences in London and Bristol this February? Here’s a (non-exhaustive!) round up of the conversations we had. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate Refugee Week 2020, 15-21 June

February 3, 2020

Music for Social Change – Kent Youth Music Project

Events and Projects

We are delighted to share the music created in our recent collaboration project with two Kent partners, Music for Change and Pie Factory Music, along with artists Mohammed Yahya and Oliver Seager.

January 30, 2020

Introducing the Refugee Week 2020 Leaders


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 29, 2020

Every act of oppression creates its own resistance


A blog by Jo Glanville, written following the Li Dû Man Learning Lab at Tate Exchange.

January 10, 2020

Theme of Refugee Week 2020: ‘Imagine’

News, Refugee Week

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

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 […]

December 18, 2019

End-of-year greetings


Community Meal, Custom Folkestone, for Platforma 5   Between Brexit, ballot boxes and contested borders, 2019 has been quite a year! But before we usher in the New Year, […]

December 12, 2019

Counterpoints Arts awarded Paul Hamlyn Foundation Backbone funding


We’re thrilled to be one of six organisations awarded grants by Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Backbone Fund. Totalling £1.2 million, the Backbone fund is awarded to organisations Paul Hamlyn Foundation […]

December 8, 2019

Speaking truth to power podcast


Earlier this year we partnered with Plymouth School of Art to hold a conversation with a group of artists, all of whom use the power of words and the […]

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