Our newest digital exhibition features the works of artists from Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK. Visit the exhibition and explore what it means to be human in the modern world.
Our weekly online Selector radio show brings you the newest music from all over the UK. The show is available online so you can listen to any of the previous episodes free of charge.
The British Council Collection consists of art created by a number of world-renowned artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, Gilbert and George, Anish Kapoor, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst and many more. The Collection demonstrates the very best in contemporary British practice across different art forms, from painting and sculpture to printmaking, photography, installations and new media.
Learn more about UK art and culture through our short videos. Our very own online platform, The English Channel, offers a variety of film, music and lifestyle videos combined with interactive activities for improving your English.
The values of equality, diversity and inclusion sit at the very heart of the British Council’s cultural relations ambition of building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and around the world. It is in light of these values that we look at the topic of ageing. A new report published by The Baring Foundation from the UK showcases some of the creative ageing work the British Council is involved in in East Asia and around the world. Read the report here.
Hay Festival Digital 2020, held in May, featured free live broadcasts and interactive events from more than 100 award-winning writers, global policy makers, historians, pioneers and innovators, celebrating the best new fiction and non-fiction, and interrogating some of the biggest issues of our time.
Don’t worry if you missed this first time round. Click here to access videos and events from the festival.
ARTS AND CULTURE UPDATES
With a spirit of 'the show must go on', UK artists are sharing amazing work online for us all to enjoy while many venues remain closed. Follow our Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtags #bchkarts #artsfromhome and #CultureConnectsUs. Also follow us on Twitter and YouTube to stay connected.
To support the arts and creative sectors in weathering the impact of Covid-19, the British Council Global website has also pulled together some useful resources on funding and learning opportunities and digital arts projects to help you stay creative in these challenging times. (please note, some of the funding and support opportunities are only available if you are in the UK, but the digital arts projects are available for all).