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Talk & social: international working and collaboration for artists with Skinder Hundal and the British Council

Thursday 19th October 2023 , 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Come and hear from Skinder Hundal, Director of Arts at the British Council, and members of the wider Arts team about the fundamentals of you need to know about international working and collaboration for artists in east London and beyond. 

Note: Head of Arts at the British Council, Emma Dexter will be speaking on behalf of Skinder Hundal, who can no longer make it.

To kick things off, Skinder and the team will give an overview of the British Council’s long-standing presence within the visual arts sector, with an emphasis on their cultural relations-led work and the opportunities that emerge from this for artists, including at festivals, biennales, and other international projects all over the world. 

You will get an insight into what international working actually looks like in practice for artists of all kinds of mediums and career stages, as well as how global creative collaborations work in practice. With the team also providing the ultimate lowdown on the big and small international opportunities and grant schemes that east London artists need to know about! 

The event will close with light bites, drinks, and a chance to connect with other east London artists and put any of your burning questions to the British Council’s team.   

This event will take place at the British Council offices at British Council, 1 Redman Pl, London, E20 1JQ

Free Tickets must be booked to guarantee your place!
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More about Skinder Hundal MBE, Director of Arts at the British Council 

As the Global Arts Director for the British Council, Hundal oversees multiple art forms and major arts activity which includes cultural programmes for annual bilateral seasons such as UK/Vietnam 2023-24; the Golden Lion winning British Pavilion with key commissioned exhibitions at La Biennale Art and La Biennale Architecture, Venice; and the Market Focus Cultural Programme at the London Book Fair, alongside new developments Cop26/27/28 and International and Digital Collaboration Open Calls. 

Hundal was previously the Director of New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Working across art forms, his international experience includes projects for La Biennale di Venezia, TED Global, Google Cultural Institute and for the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War Centenary, 14-18 Now.  

Skinder Hundal is also a Board member at Artist News (a-n), Trigger Stuff and Chair of the Culture Leadership Board, West Midlands Combined Authority working with the West Midlands Mayor. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for his contribution to visual arts. 

More about the British Council 

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. We do this through our work in arts and culture, education and the English language. We work with people in over 200 countries and territories and are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people. 


Access information 

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this event or would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of attending, please email us on nunnery@bowarts.com 

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space (e.g. making sure you have a table near the entrance) or anything else you can think of! 

About the East London Art Prize Events programme 

The East London Art Prize events programme is a dynamic, free public programme open to all, which builds on the Prize’s ethos of providing ongoing support, development, and networking opportunities for artists in east London and beyond.  

Featuring a constellation of workshops, talks, panels, lates, socials, labs, walks, and takeovers in collaboration with our Prize partners and featuring some familiar faces from our inaugural shortlist of 12 fantastic artists, this year’s events programme celebrates and pays homage to the huge abundance of talent and creativity nestled in east London. 

These events have been developed in collaboration with our Prize partners the British Council, The Line, London College of Fashion (LCF), London Legacy Development Corporation, University College London (UCL), V&A East, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Dulux. 

Find out more about the wider events programme here

More about the East London Art Prize

The East London Art Prize is an all-media art prize designed to showcase the talent of artists working and living in east London, with an accompanying event programme supporting artists’ careers and opportunities.  The Prize is generously funded by Minerva and Prue MacLeod. Find out more on the Prize webpage here.