The British Council presents ISLAND at the British Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, which runs from 26 May to 25 November 2018. Visitors approaching the Pavilion will find the building covered with scaffolding supporting a wooden platform at roof-level.
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.
Find out about our current and upcoming international opportunities for artists, creatives, professionals and organisations.
Keep up to date with our projects and the latest news from the UK arts sector. Our most recent edition includes our #MyIslandFlag competition with It's Nice That, two new reports on the impact of Creative Europe, and how haptic gloves are helping blind people to 'see' art.
The British Council is working with five artistic projects to support the Maltese city of Valletta as European Capital of Culture 2018.
Through the promotion of arts, English, science, and education we work on high-profile international festivals and seasons to introduce millions of people around the world to the best of UK culture and innovation.
The Connected City programme in Seoul, part of UK/Korea 2017-18, provided a way for communities to explore, reimagine and reconnect with the city they live in. Explore the fast-moving and fascinating city and discover how artists, designers, architects and makers from Korea and the UK collaborated in these two short films.
Join us to explore some of the highlights of Hull 2017 as we look back on a successful year that is sure to put the city firmly on the cultural map.