December 11, 2020

Reflections on a year of change, challenge and learning


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

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.

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 […]

November 24, 2020

Open call: To love, care, breathe … as acts of justice


See our new ‘open call’ for commissions.

November 6, 2020

Refugee Week 2020: Overview and Highlights

Refugee Week

Onjali Q Raúf © Pål Hansen, Refugee Week 2020 Bringing people together from across the UK and the world, Refugee Week 2020 was a festival ‘re-imagined’. Refugee Week is […]

October 15, 2020



Image credit: the Artist, Dakar, 2002 Ashish Ghadiali, Season 1, Beyond the Now There was a moment of great uncertainty in my life, when geopolitical upheavals seemed to disrupt […]

October 15, 2020

How we have been preparing for the not-yet


In her Beyond the Now Season 1 blog Jeanne van Heeswijk balances ‘between individual desires, collective imagining and deep collaboration in the places that we live in.’

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

RE:seeding, in correspondence by Jade Montserrat: An interview with Helen Moore

Events and Projects

An interview with Helen Moore, the East Arts’ engagement and project manager about working on RE: seeding, in correspondence by artist Jade Montserrat

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


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.

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