Explore LGBTIQ+ stories from British, Syrian, Palestinian and South African fillmakers this summer as part of our digital programme #MoreFilmsForFreedom.
Our work in arts
Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. We find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the arts, to develop stronger creative sectors around the world that are better connected with the UK.
Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world.
Step inside the studios of craft practitioners from around the world in our film series for Crafting Futures. From embroidery in Mexico to glassblowing in the UK, find inspiration in the stories and work of these practitioners as they tell us, 'Why I Make'.
The latest advice, funding, resources, and tips from across the sector for staying creative during the Covid-19 crisis.
Find out about our current and upcoming international opportunities for artists, creatives, professionals and organisations.
In our latest newsletter explore Edinburgh International Book Festival, watch the final #MoreFilmsForFreedom film and hear our #WhyIMake submissions and stories.
We have always believed culture connects us and at this time of uncertainty this is more important than ever. Artists and creative professionals from around the world share their experiences.
We have always believed that culture connects us and at this time of uncertainty this is more important than ever.
Find out more about our Arts work in Europe.
Shared with over 30 countries around the world, Selector connects a global audience with the best new British music each week. Join host Jamz Supernova for our latest show and discover an exciting new artist.
Our programme of Festivals and Seasons is designed to create highly visible cultural platforms for the whole of the UK, built around external opportunities (major anniversaries, international sporting events, Expos) and to respond to British Council, FCDO and devolved administrations’ priorities.