Two men breakdancing as part of British Council's Say it Through Breakdancing programme
Image from Say It through Breakdancing, a Culture and Development supported project in which breakdancing was used to support young people to express themselves in Tunisia. ©

Helen Maybanks

Our approach

Our work in Culture and Development aims to deliver creative responses to development challenges that are long term, grounded in local context and based on the needs of the individuals and partners that we work with.

We take a collaborative approach to our work, working across sectors in the UK and abroad to build capacity, foster collaboration and networks globally and shape policy.

From telling authentic stories of Syrian refugees through film, to exploring the power of the arts in shifting perceptions on gender equality in South Asia, our work supports individuals, communities, institutions, and policies in developing countries to become more secure, prosperous, and inclusive.

As well as the management of the new Cultural Protection Fund, the team delivers creative projects across the developing world.

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