These are uncertain times. Many countries are experiencing significant political, social, and demographic challenges - which are in turn having knock-on effects elsewhere. Culture has often been on the front line of recent instability. But can culture also play an important role in addressing that instability? 

The findings of new research, set out in Culture in an Age of Uncertainty - a joint report by the British Council and Germany’s Goethe-Institut - provide evidence that cultural engagement does indeed generate value. The report summarises a rigorous, independent study, carried out over two years by the Open University and Hertie School of Governance, called the Cultural Value Project.