caravan abroad

We are building strong and evolving partnerships around the world in order to support England based artists to develop international relationships and collaborations.  Artists have the opportunity to present their work, spend time in residence developing new projects, work with local artists, share practice, explore ideas and make new contacts.

Current projects include:

ACE-ARKO Cultural Exchange Programme

For 2017-18 we are Executive Producers on the performance strand of a year-long exchange programme between the UK and South Korea.

The programme, which is jointly funded by the Arts Councils of Korea and England, includes projects by Farnham Maltings, LIFTCrying Out LoudMomsori Voice Theatre and Ray Lee.


new internationalists
A one year professional development programme offering 4 independent artists/ companies the support, guidance and seed investment that best prepares them to internationalise their practice. The artists selected for pilot are: Dante or Die, Milk Presents, Lost Dog and Stand and Be Counted (SBC).


International associates

We will be working with caravan showcase 2018 artists Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, and Rachel Lincoln and Anna Beecher providing hands-on producing support and advice for international opportunities arising from the showcase.


caravan advocates

From 2018 we are piloting a new Advocates model. Working with two international independent producers we will seek to increase the opportunities for presentation, collaboration and relationship building, available to caravan showcase 2018 artists in the regions of North America and North & East Asia. The caravan advocates are Dani Fecko (North America) and Jisun Park (North & East Asia).


New Conversations
Supported by the British Council in Canada, Farnham Maltings and the Canadian High Commission in London, this new open submission programme is designed to encourage and support the development of creative exchange, collaboration and partnerships between performing  arts organisations in the UK and Canada. The second round of New Conversations is now open.


ACT Festival, Shanghai

Following a successful showcase of 5 England based theatre makers in 2017, we are working with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre to present 3 female artists in December 2018, as part of a programme of event leading up to the opening of their refurnished venue in 2019. The artists are Deborah Pearson, Jo Bannon and Liz Aggiss.


Advice sessions

We offer all England based companies with international ambitions advice on working internationally. If you would like to arrange a conversation please contact our International Producer, Hannah,, with a short introduction of who you are and the work that you make.


caravan is supported by Arts Council England and the British Council