UK–India | New Landscapes for Fashion, Textiles and Technology grant
The British Council and UAL’s FTTI are calling for applications from designers, entrepreneurs and SMEs in the UK and India for their New Landscapes India R&D grant scheme, a three-year programme supporting collaboration in sustainable fashion, textiles and technology between partners in India and the UK.
The initiative aims to nurture international cooperation, share practice, and support the cultural, social, and environmental values of fashion and textiles sector in both countries.
The New Landscapes India R&D programme will award 7 grants of up to 7,000 GBP, for collaborative projects led by designers, entrepreneurs and SMEs in the UK and India. There will be an opportunity in year two for grantees to bid for further funding after successful completion of the project in year one.
Through the programme, grantees will be supported by UAL FTTI through mentoring from expert academics and FTTI staff and offered unique showcasing opportunities.
This open call focuses on India and UK partnerships co-designing and co-developing projects that:
- Grow global networks to enable development of practice, experimentation and testing of sustainable design, materials and production solutions that inspire positive environmental change in India and UK
- Support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to exchange methods of designing and producing in a more sustainable and socially engaged way
- Support young designers and entrepreneurs in India and UK to become advocates for sustainable, ethical and socially engaged fashion, textiles and technologies
- Focus on R&D in one of five key areas: Sustainability, Materials, Manufacturing and Commerce, Retail Engagement and Digital
Deadline: 15 January 2024
Image: © Natural dyes explorations by sustainable fashion brand 11.11/eleven eleven