A painted mural on a red brick wall: an young woman sits on a mountainous bright blue landscape with a bird perched on her knee. The image holds a sense of contemplation.
Creating Heroines mural by Bandana Tulachan. Creating Heroines is a project bringing together female artists, graphic novelists and illustrators. It explores the themes of overlooked heroines from the past and imagines heroines for the future. ©

British Council

Here is a list of advice and support of the heritage and culture sectors internationally in response to Covid-19. For more information, advice and support from the Arts sector, visit the British Council Arts Covid-19 support page

If you would like to talk with someone in the British Council Culture and Development team, including to suggest additions to the list, contact us via cultureanddevelopment@britishcouncil.org #CultureConnectsUs.

Advice and support

Funding and opportunities

  • AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot: an accelerated funding outlet for urgent arts and humanities research projects. Funding is available up to £150,000 for ODA projects where there is a time-limited opportunity to conduct research.
  • Transforming Narratives open call for digital collaborative grants to support creative and cultural practitioners in Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh to connect and collaborate using digital technology. Two or more collaborative partners can apply together for grants of up to £4,000. The total value of the fund is £50,000.
  • Gerda Henkel Corona Emergency Assistance Fund for scholarship holders to help finish their studies. 
  • ALIPH relief fund for local operators in the heritage sector in conflict or post-conflict areas affected by the pandemic: financial support for the most vulnerable organisations, and financial support for staff to acess training.


Our resources

Read articles and reports that explore the practice and support of culture, participation and heritage that is sustainable and mutual, for social and economic benefit.