May 29, 2017

Counterpoints Arts Privacy Policy


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) requires all organisations within the EU who process Personal Data to be transparent on how, why and what data is […]

May 17, 2017

No Boundaries 2017 – A Symposium on the Role of Arts and Culture

Events and Projects

Counterpoints Arts Co-directors, Áine O’Brien and Almir Koldzic, participated at this year’s No Boundaries conference (28-29 March), addressing the transformative potential of art as a catalyst for social change. During this presentation they […]

April 26, 2017

Trigger Warning

Events and Projects

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on There There’s piece, ‘Trigger Warning’ , presented as part of ‘Who Are We?’ programme at Tate Modern. How does Britishness become, well, Britishness, and […]

April 26, 2017

Beyond the Babble


Writer Vesna Maric reflects on Lucia Scazzochio’s piece, ‘Beyond the Babble’, presented as part of ‘Who Are We?’ programme at Tate Modern. Lucia Scazzochio’s piece, Beyond the Babble, makes […]

March 20, 2017

What happened to our welcome?

Opinion, Refugee Week

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on Alketa Xhafa-Mripa’s piece “Refugees Welcome” at Tate Modern – part of Who Are We? programme. ‘What happened to our welcome?’ asks Alketa. ‘That’s the […]

March 16, 2017

Art as therapy or a window into another’s nightmare?

Events and Projects, Opinion

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on “Who Are We?” programme at Tate Modern ‘Hi.’ ‘Hi.’ ‘We need to share a fear, or fears. But can I have a minute to […]

February 15, 2017

Manaf Halbouni: Monument


German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni opens a new installation ‘Monument’ in Dresden which refers to the current situation in Syria whilst establishing links between Europe and the Middle East and […]

February 14, 2017

Who Are We? At Tate Exchange, 14 -19 March

Blog, Single Vertical

A week of participatory installations, conversations, and learning labs Behjat Omer Abdulla working on the ‘From a Distance Series’ with our friends at Valand Academy, Sweden (Photo: Andreas Engman) […]

January 25, 2017

Barack on books and “the role of stories to unify”


December 7, 2016

Counterpoints Arts Co-Director Almir Koldzic selected for the 2017 Clore Fellowship

Blog, Single Vertical

We are absolutely delighted to share that our co-director Almir Koldzic has been selected for the 2017 Clore Fellowship. The Clore Fellowship is a leadership development programme for 24 […]

December 7, 2016

Announcing: Who are We? A Tate Exchange project

Blog, Single Vertical

  In a moment of global movement, connection and dis-connection of people across national borders, we ask who are ‘we’? Who gets to decide? We are excited to announce: Who […]

October 31, 2016

It takes a story to make change: ‘I, Daniel Blake’

Blog, Single Vertical

  Image: I, Daniel Blake (Director, Ken Loach, 2016) By Áine O’Brien It’s been 50 years since Ken Loach’s television play Cathy Come Home was first broadcast. It generated huge […]

October 21, 2016

Walking, Talking, Making and Acting: Arts and Social Change Retreat

Blog, Single Vertical

A diverse mix of delegates gathered in Dartington Hall in Devon (5-7 October) for an inaugural ‘Arts and Social Change’ Retreat, with a focus on Migration. This was Counterpoints […]

July 27, 2016

breach by Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes – blog tour

Blog, Single Vertical

This is breach by Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes, commissioned and published by Peirene Press for Peirene Now! series. Published on 1st August, with 50p of every sale donated […]

July 11, 2016

This was Refugee Week 2016!

Blog, Single Vertical

As well as co-ordinating Refugee Week around the country (this year there were more than 600 events) here at Counterpoints Arts we also produced our own events at Southbank […]

July 7, 2016

Interview with Almir Koldzic for Perfoming Borders

Blog, Single Vertical

June 14, 2016 Almir Koldzic | June 2016 Alessandra Cianetti: Almir, your are the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts and your work has been focusing on ‘developing creative […]

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