Connect for Creativity is an 18-month project led by the British Council, in collaboration with ATÖLYE and Abdullah Gül University in Turkey, Bios in Greece and Nova Iskra in Serbia.

The project is part of the Intercultural Dialogue Programme that is led by the Yunus Emre Institute and is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.

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The project aims to form a network of creative hubs across Europe to foster creative exploration and collaboration that contributes to building a more cohesive, open and connected civil society.

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We will provide a number of opportunities for students, academics, artists, creative professionals, policy makers and the general public across Europe to form international networks, initiate new collaborations, exchange knowledge and skills and participate in creative exploration based on the pillars of empathy, engagement and empowerment.

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Key activities will include a research to understand the role of creative hubs and communities in promoting intercultural dialogue, three networking conferences, art and technology residency with a final exhibition and a study visit.