British Minister launches £6.5 mn arts fund

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on October 14, 2014

British Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid here on Tuesday launched a new £6.5 million fund, set up by the Arts Council England and the British Council, to build creative connections between the people of the UK and India. 

Titled ‘Re-Imagine India’, the fund will support artists and cultural organisations to exchange ideas and influences, promote new creative collaborations, showcase the best of UK and Indian arts across a range of forms. While the new fund will last till 2017, there is a likelyhood of additional funds for the project in 2016, British sources said.

The Minister, who led the delegation of experts, hosted a roundtable on UK-India museum partnerships. The meeting discussed opportunities in sharing best practices in collections, policies, strategies, HR, education programming, and audience profiling in Indian and UK museums and galleries.


Published on October 14, 2014

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