Consultant Creative Director UK/Italy Season 2020 

We are seeking an experienced consultant creative director to curate a UK season of culture in Italy in autumn 2020. The role is on a consultancy basis working 200 days from 1 February 2019 to 31 December 2020. The Season itself will run from September to December 2020.

UK/Italy 2020 is an exciting opportunity to showcase the best of UK culture in Italy (and Italian culture in the UK). As the UK prepares to leave the EU, cultural relations will continue to play an important role. The Season will engage the next generation of British and Italian artists, creative entrepreneurs, influencers and researchers. Alongside exhibitions, performances and other creative interventions, there will be a major digital element. 

Terms of Reference

Downloadable below.


The consultant will be UK-based. There will be considerable travel within the UK plus visits to Italy when appropriate. You will be working with British Council staff in UK and Italy, but there is no requirement to be based at British Council offices.


A consultancy fee will be paid for a maximum number of days (200) over the 23-month period, paid quarterly.

How to apply

Send your CV and a 500-word statement on your suitability for the role and how you’d approach developing the UK/Italy season to


23:59hrs Sunday 16 December 2018

Additional information

British Council Arts

Through our work in Arts we find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other to develop stronger creative sectors around the world. Our expert team in the UK and around the world works to five broad aims: to share UK arts with the world; to foster collaborations and networks; to build capacity in creative sectors; to foster social change; and to support the shaping of policy and research. This cultural exchange helps create modern and vibrant creative sectors, building connections, trust and opportunity. It can also help to bring together divided communities and people affected by conflict.

Our global Arts programmes include cultural seasons and festivals in countries around the world, supporting skills building and entrepreneurship, touring exhibitions of the UK’s leading artists and designers, film festivals, book fairs, and dance, music and theatre performances and exchanges.

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Please note that in December 2020, the British Council will relocate its new global headquarters to: International Quarter, Stratford, London E20.

Diversity statement

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

Child Protection statement

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

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