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Journeys Festival International has continually grown and developed since its inception in Leicester in 2013. The festival celebrates the artistic talents and incredible stories of refugee and asylum seeker artists, creating a positive interface with many different areas of the community through great art and culture. 2016 saw the festival host its inaugural events in the cities of Manchester and Portsmouth, as well as a significantly enhanced programme in Leicester, supported by Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence funding. In 2017 Elements of the festival will also be taken to the cities of Palermo, Rome, Hamburg and Budapest under the JOURNEYS project, having been awarded Creative

Creative Europe: Journeys Festival International awarded funding

We are delighted to announce that Journeys Festival International has secured funding from Creative Europe, through the special EU Call for arts projects that support the integration of refugees. The Call attracted 277 applications and only 12 were selected for funding, which further emphasizes the quality of the proposals for developing Journeys Festival International with a fuller European dimension. The funding supports development of the Festival in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth in 2017, but will also involve collaborative working and delivery of strands in Hamburg, Rome, Palermo and Budapest. This means more artistic partnerships and an enhanced opportunity to work with creative

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