We work with the best of British and international artistic and creative talent around a variety of art forms, to develop projects and collaborations which link thousands of artists, organisations and audiences worldwide. In addition to staging shows and exhibitions, we partner with others on joint Arts projects and help develop creative leadership, professional networks and cultural educational programmes worldwide.
Architecture, Design and Fashion
Back of the Envelope is our Architecture, Design and Fashion team’s blog which shares news from the UK sector and new project developments from around the world.
Find out more about the British Council’s work in Creative Economy to support our network of creative entrepreneurs, cultural leaders and policy makers and opportunities to get involved.
British Council Film links UK films and filmmakers to new international audiences, profiling the innovation, diversity and excellence of British films around the world and finding opportunities for creative exchange. You can explore an archive of 120 short documentary films made during the 1940s showing British life and culture on our British Council Film Collection page.
From electronica to jazz, traditional to folk, and classical to indie, we work across all genres of music. The Music team also has its own weekly radio show, The Selector, featuring the best new music from the UK.
Theatre and Dance
We promote the best of the UK’s performing arts sector through a range of activities and events including tours of new productions, workshops and residencies, seminars and conferences, showcases and UK study visits for overseas practitioners.
We promote British visual arts through a range of activities and events including touring exhibitions, workshops, seminars, and conferences. Explore and read about the British Council Collection, featuring around 9,000 works of British art. The Collection is currently on show in Japan in the touring exhibition Private Utopia.