Man using a VR set as part of a BFI project
Image from No Direct Flight, a British Film Institute (BFI) collaboration exploring the impact of digital technology on a new global black visual aesthetic. ©

James Gifford-Mead.

Last updated: 19 March 2020, 14.00 (GMT)

In the light of Covid-19, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from British Council Arts. 

We understand that this is a difficult time for the creative sector and for artists and creative professionals across the globe. We have always believed that culture connects us and at this time of uncertainty this is more important than ever. 

We’re committed to ensuring that people all over the world have access to culture and cultural connections. We hope that through new approaches to our work, we will continue to provide opportunities for artists and creative sectors around the world during a difficult and unpredictable time. 

At the moment, we are working hard to deliver what we can whilst listening and responding to the relevant Government and health authority guidance in the countries we are working in. 

Where it is not currently safe or practical to continue as planned, we are putting projects on hold with a view to rescheduling when it becomes possible. We are exploring how we can digitise our programmes and possibilities for connecting people online. 

The health of our audiences, colleagues and partners is our priority. 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on how we can provide advice and support, please contact your British Council contact, or use the dropdown menu on our homepage to contact your country team.

You can read more about what Covid-19 means for British Council worldwide on the page Covid-19 and our work. You can also find online content and resources for the Arts sector below.

The latest advice, funding, resources, and tips from across the sector for staying creative during the Covid-19 crisis

We've pulled together the latest advice, funding, resources, and tips from across the sector for staying creative during the Covid-19 crisis. Have a suggestion of a resource we could add or simply want to get in touch? Contact us via Twitter @BritishArts, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #CultureConnectsUs.