The UK/Italy Season is an exciting opportunity to strengthen and build new cultural connections between Italy and the UK in the autumn of 2020.  A season of culture is planned in both countries. As the UK leaves the EU, cultural relations will play an increasingly important role.

The development of the season starts now with by engaging with artists, creative entrepreneurs, influencers and researchers to create an exciting programme for autumn of 2020. This will include delegations, public events, industry workshops, exhibitions and competitions, supported and extended by a major digital campaign.

We are exploring various thematic strands with UK and Italian partners, to be confirmed with our incoming Consultant Creative Director and the Programme Board. The proposed theme is New Renaissance (curiosity, renewal, journeys etc), and how the arts and sciences enable social cohesion leading to greater cultural diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. 

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Consultant Creative Director

We are seeking an experienced Creative Director to curate the season. The role is on a consultancy basis working 200 days from 1 February 2019 to 31 December 2020. Closing date for applications is 16 December 2018.

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UK delegation to Italy for museums and galleries sector, March 2019

UK-IT 2020 will be an exciting bilateral season of culture taking place in autumn 2020 in the UK and Italy. It builds on a global series of seasons to promote international exchange between artists, creative professionals, inventors, researchers and influencers.

With this aim the British Council is organizing a series of cultural delegations to Italy. The first in the second half of March 2019 will focus on the museums and galleries sector. Two more delegations will follow during the year to capture the interest from other sectors. 

Register your interest in the March delegation or next ones. Further information will be available in the new year.