June 19, 2017

Different Past, Shared Futures: Refugee Week at The British Museum

Events and Projects, Refugee Week

Join us for a rich range of happenings and activities taking place at The British Museum – from music performances, to visual installations, youth workshops and much more. Prompted […]

June 17, 2017

Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Kate Daudy reflects on her new work


British artist Kate Daudy reflects on her new work, which transforms a family tent from a refugee camp in Jordan into a participatory art installation. The project that came […]

June 13, 2017

Our Table: The Art of Food, Migration and Social Justice

Events and Projects

Counterpoints Arts went to Cork, Ireland to moderate a public conversation about Our Table, a project focusing on the political power of food to make social change. Our Table is […]

June 7, 2017

Learning Lab: Support Group network-SGN & Re:Act, Valand Academy, Kultur i Väst, Outgrain, and Counterpoints Arts, London


Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab travelled to Sweden for two days 30-31st May, to explore the self-organising cooperative methodologies developed and enacted by Support Group Network- SGN and Re:Act project […]

June 5, 2017

Join Counterpoints Arts for Refugee Week 2017


We are delighted to share our programme of events for Refugee Week 2017. From virtual reality to interactive installations; Iranian hip-hop to the launch of the London Syrian ensemble, we […]

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) […]

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 […]

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