Cross Borders


Cross Borders is a programme of arts and cultural activism projects led by Scottish Refugee Council. It includes thematic events, workshops, mentoring, commissions and collaborations for, by and with artists, activists and cultural practitioners from refugee and other migrant backgrounds.

How it works

The programme aims to support a peer solidarity network of practitioners to make connections and exchange knowledge and ideas. Projects will run on an annual basis until 2024.

Mentoring: Practitioners can be matched with a professionally established mentor, receive small grants to support professional and talent development and one to one dedicated mentor support.

Commissioning: We commission direct and open call artistic and community activism projects which are refugee and migrant led. Projects are also closely supported in planning and production by our team and partner organisations.

Events: We host network meet ups and gatherings in person and online, exhibitions and workshops, film screenings, talks and discussions.

Digital: We are creating a digital platform featuring practitioners’ network profiles, projects, learning, resources and opportunities.

Contact us

Soizig Carey, Arts and Cultural Development Officer:

Razan Madhoon, Programme Coordinator:

Please note that we both work part time hours


Cross Borders is generously supported by Glasgow City Council and Comic Relief Change Makers