This year highlights a milestone for Canada, and it is an opportunity for the British Council to reflect on the meaning of cultural relations today. Defined by reciprocal cultural interactions, our 2017 cultural programme explores the rich stories that can be found in the complex and prolific relationship between the UK and Canada.
Our work in arts
The British Council’s role in the arts is to promote a cultural dialogue between Canada and the UK by building partnerships and connecting art communities and audiences from both countries.
Culture is at the heart of our efforts to tackle some of the key challenges facing the international community.
The QC-UK Connections scheme promotes international exchange programs between Quebec and the UK involving artists, directors, authors, and cultural workers.
Shakespeare Lives was a year-long global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
David Shrigley's international touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' is currently showing in Guadalajara, Mexico and will be touring the world throughout 2016 and into 2017. In this film he takes us on a tour and introduces us to the works in the exhibition.
Digital technologies have a major impact on how creative ideas are disseminated and made more accessible.
The 10th edition of the British Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase is the single biggest opportunity for UK theatre companies to introduce their work to international promoters.
Momentum is the Edinburgh Festivals International Delegate Programme.
All our projects are carefully co-developed by the Arts manager in Canada, along with Canadian and UK partners, using the British Council's unique network of global resources.