International Opportunities Fund

The International Opportunities Fund (IOF) and our pilot fund Connect: International Networks and Market Development have been paused since March 2020.

In response to the changing environment globally and to the many discussions we’ve listened to and participated in, we will be reviewing both funds with the intention of opening a rescoped International Opportunities Fund in April 2021.

In advance of this, we are re-opening a smaller scale International Opportunities Fund on 27 January 2021 for internationally connected activity. 

Please read the edited guidelines and note the single deadline of Thursday 18 February 2021 for this period.

Download you cover sheets in PDF or word format by following the link below.

See the full list of who we've funded by selecting your scheme on the link below. You can also filter all results.

Previously funded projects


Connect: European Networks Fund (Currently Closed)

The Connect fund supports the arts sector in Wales to develop, maintain and strengthen their links with key strategic partners in Europe.  

 Connect funding supports: 
 - attendance at and participation in an event organised by one of the established  European networks (typically an annual meeting/conference). This can be a network you are a member of, or one you are looking to join;

- attendance at a meeting or event organised by an informal European network of collaborating individuals or organisations that you are an active member of or are looking to work with.

Connect is part of a wider Welsh Government initiative, whose focus is looking at future relations with European regions, nations and networks beyond Brexit and will be open for applications until 15 March 2020. 

PRS Foundation's International Showcase Fund

We also partner with other organisations to provide funding for specific international work.

If you are an artist, band, songwriter or producer and have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference, you may be eligible for funding through PRS Foundation's International Showcase Fund in partnership with Wales Arts International. Find out more about the partnership here.

If you are eligible for this funding route, you may not apply to the International Opportunities Fund.

Please contact us if you are unsure which funding route is best for you.