Introducing Selector Radio's new presenter, Jamz Supernova! Shared with more than 30 countries around the world, Selector connects a global audience to the ever-changing sounds of UK culture. The show shines alight on scenes, festivals, towns, and cities up and down the UK, to bring you anything and everything that’s exciting right now.
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 introduces our Venice Fellowship Programme, an opportunity to spend a month in Venice during one of the world's most significant art and architecture biennales.
Find out more about our Arts work in Europe.
On the 30th anniversary of the birth of the web, the British Council presents a global season looking at the impact of this world-changing invention on every aspect of our lives.
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, FCO and devolved administrations’ priorities.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of two leading sector representatives to our Arts and Creative Economy Advisory Group, chaired by John Newbigin OBE. Marie Brennan, Professor of Taught Postgraduate Awards, Norwich University of the Arts and Philip Long, Director of the V&A Dundee.