Through a series of grants, we are supporting organisations to devise new virtual ways of working internationally, in turn creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange.
Our work in arts
Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s purpose to build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries. 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.
We're delighted to announce that Skinder Hundal MBE will become our Director of Arts from 9 December 2020.
What is the role of design in circular economy? Watch a series of short films that give a lasting digital legacy to the individuals who participated in our Making Matters: 2019 Circular Design Lab and their contributions to circular design.
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.
Our latest newsletter introduces you to our new Director of Arts and highlights our current arts opportunities, online events and more.
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.
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.