The Four Nations International Fund is a prominent initiative aiming to bolster collaborations within the arts and creative industries across the UK and with European and global counterparts. Applicants can seek between £1,000 and £7,500 from a total fund of £320,000.


In 2023, the second round of the fund offers:

  •  Support for in-person, digital, or hybrid activities like exchanges, residencies, partnership development, co-creation, and networking.
  •  A notable emphasis on innovative models of international collaboration.


The funds are available for:

  •  Pioneering international partnerships.
  •  Projects that span across the four nations of the UK and globally, from Europe to countries as diverse as Mexico, Kenya, and Australia.


Who Should Apply?

  •  Individuals aged 18 or above.
  •  Those based in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales.
  •  Creative practitioners or organisations within the arts and creative sectors.
  •  Those in possession of a UK bank account.
  •  With a confirmed commitment from at least one artistic partner from another UK nation and an international artistic or creative partner. A focus on European partnerships is encouraged.


Application & Award Stages

  • Stage 1: Ensure your eligibility by checking the full guidance for the fund.
  • Stage 2: Communicate any ideas or questions via email at fournationsinternational@creativescotland.com before applying.
  • Stage 3: Complete the online application.


Deadline: Thursday 28 September 2023 at 12:00.

To apply, click here.

For more information, click here.


Important Notes:

  • Application Cut-off: 28 September 2023, 12 Noon
  • Please note that the above dates are confirmed unless notified otherwise. For further inquiries, please contact fournationsinternational@creativescotland.com.