The Swallows Partnership/Sihlanganiswa Ziinkonjane was established to develop arts and cultural exchange between the North East of England and the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This Partnership is made up of two foundations, The Swallows Foundation SA also known as Isiseko Senkonjane in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Swallows Foundation UK in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Together the two foundations work to deliver the aims of the partnership as well as running their own artistic programmes. Both foundations create and deliver projects within the arts which allow development of artists, their practices and international exchange. Over the past ten years, Swallows has created links between artists and organisations from South Africa and the UK that has led to the creation of new works, new relationships and even the forming of new companies. Click below for either foundation’s information.