January 22, 2019

Digital Commission for Refugee Week

The theme of this year’s Refugee Week, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to to discover the experiences of displacement that are found in our families, neighbourhoods and history.

Counterpoints Arts is offering a commission of £1500 (inclusive of fee, production costs, VAT etc) for artists based in the UK working in digital media to produce new work responding to this theme.

We anticipate work of around 45-60 seconds in duration, suitable for reaching & engaging a wide audience on social media – including people who are not currently supporters of Refugee Week. The work could be experimental, narrative-led and/or working with archives. Work must be original with no copyright infringements.

To apply please follow the link for the Google form (NOW CLOSED) where you will need to provide:

– A synopsis/outline (250 words)

– Examples of relevant projects you have done in the past (250 words plus up to three URLs)

– The main target audiences and how the project could be distributed to reach them (150 words)

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 22 February 2019


Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. It will take place between 17 – 23 June 2019. Read more about Refugee Week and this year’s theme:

Counterpoints Arts manages the national Refugee Week partnership and is a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change. Our mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognised and welcomed within British arts, history and culture. 


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