Whilst most of our support is proactive, funding is available to support a very small number of exceptional projects that contribute to meeting our strategic priorities: Transitions in Later Life, Sharing the Stage, Valuing the Ocean and Creating the Conditions.
The Portuguese visual Arts programme - designed to promote the work of Portuguese visual artists to curators in the UK - ran from 2009 to 2012. This report summarises the work supported through the programme and its success in promoting Portuguese visual arts.
As part of the programme's legacy, the Foundation is working with the European Union Commission Office in London and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) to explore the development of a toolkit supporting cultural exchange work of this kind.
This programme was an opportunity to pilot a model to promote international arts practice across borders. We are now considering applying this model to our work in other areas, specifically with performing arts producers.