Our global arts team works with the best of British creative talent to develop innovative, high-quality events and collaborations with artists and cultural institutions around the world.
The British Council is delighted to present English Magic, a new exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, conceived and created for the British Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice. The exhibition reflects the roots of much of Deller’s work, focusing on British society, addressing events from the past, present and an imagined future. After Venice, audiences will be able to view English Magic within its national UK tour.
The British Council’s international exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture 2013, Atlas of the Unbuilt World, will open at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London this June. The exhibition aims to chart the architectural future of the 30 countries represented by featuring more than 50 architectural models gathered from across the globe.
The British Council has launched an open call for exhibition proposals for the British Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition. The title of the 2014 Biennale is 'Fundamentals' and calls on national pavilions to respond to the theme: Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014. Submissions close 21 June 2013.
We are thrilled to announce the list of 30 companies who have been selected for Edinburgh Showcase 2013; our curated programme of contemporary dance and theatre work from across the UK. Follow British Council Drama and Dance on Twitter at @UKDramaDance to join the conversation on #EdShowcase.
A jointly funded British Council and Arts Council England programme, offering early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self employed artists based in England to spend time building links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in another country.
British Council Transform is a new arts and creativity programme over four years, aiming to develop the artistic dialogue between the UK and Brazil for mutual benefit and long term impact. Professionals from the arts sector in both countries can share experiences and collaborate for creative and social change for institutions, individuals and communities.
See interviews with some of the artists and arts professionals we are supporting during the inaugural UK City of Culture Derry~Londonderry 2013 and find out about the international ambition of our involvement. You can also find links to the City of Culture programme of events and activities.
The Qatar–UK 2013 Year of Culture aims to be a year of events to celebrate and develop the partnership between Qatar and the United Kingdom in the arts, culture, education, sport and science. The British Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage in Qatar, is presenting the first ever Arts & Disability Festival in the Middle East.