Finding new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through arts and culture.
Our work in arts creates new relationships between artists, organisations and audiences to develop stronger creative sectors around the world. We help artists to break new ground, support creativity and innovation, increase capacity by building skills to support livelihoods and cultural enterprise, extend safe spaces for creative exchange and contribute to research and policy.
Every year we work with over 50,000 artists and arts organisations around the world including 8,000 UK-based artists and arts organisations. Connection with the diverse cultural riches of the UK creates new opportunities and inspiration for artists around the world and the fostering of new collaborations with their British counterparts.
Our work strengthens perceptions of a modern, vibrant and creative UK among millions of people – particularly young people – in fast-growing economies, encouraging more trade, investment and tourism.
It also helps to bring together divided communities and provides creative ways of responding to global challenges by protecting heritage, human rights and a sustainable environment.