UK – Russia Creative Bridge 2020-21 is a professional development programme that aims to connect cultural professionals and artists in Russia and the UK and create new opportunities for both individuals and cultural institutions that desire to work with the UK arts sector.

UK – Russia Creative Bridge 2020-21 is a programme of activities designed to offer individual bursaries to Russian cultural professionals, to create networking opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue and exchange, to support long-term partnerships between the UK and Russian cultural organisations through collaborative projects, and to foster links between the UK and Russian creative education institutions. The call for applications is closed. 

UK – Russia Creative Bridge 2020-21 is delivered by the British Council, operating in Russia as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow, in partnership with a number of Russian cultural institutions, with funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It builds on the legacy of the Future Culture programme that was delivered in 2017-2020.

UK-Russia Creative Bridge forum

From 10 to 14 March 2021, the Culture and Education Section of the British Embassy invites culture industry professionals and everyone interested in discussing the future of the cultural sector to take part in the UK-Russia Creative Bridge forum online.

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Institutional grants for Russian regions

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow organized an open call for Russian regional cultural organisations to collaborate with UK partners. The call is now closed, grantees announced. 

See the full list of grantees and their projects here

Creative Education

А series of events in partnership with UK and Russian universities specialised in creative education, social science and humanities as part of UK-Russia Creative Bridge 2020-21.

Learn more about the events here.

New British Film Festival 2020 - ONLINE

The 21st New British Film Festival, organised by the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow in partnership with CoolConnections art association, took place from 24 December 2020 to 10 January 2021. This year the festival was delivered online for the first time in its history.

Learn more about the festival here
Click here to explore the films that are still available to watch online. 

Individual Bursaries for the UK online courses in arts and culture

The aim of the programme is to help Russian arts professionals to get access to the leading UK cultural institutions, acquire new knowledge and skills. The call for applications is closed. Learn more about the programme here. 

The Future Culture programme grants scheme grantees announced

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow organized a restricted open call for partners and participants of the Future Culture programme 2017-2020. The aim of the grants scheme was to support international online projects initiated by the participants and partners of the Future Culture programme. Learn about the grantees here