We work with our Creative Economy team in the UK to provide the research, tools, space and connections that creative communities need to experiment, learn and flourish. We connect ideas and experience from the UK with emerging creative entrepreneurs from Turkey; building networks and supporting collaboration, for long-term impact, mutual benefit and greater intercultural understanding between the UK and Turkey.

Current projects

Connect for Creativity is an 18-month project led by the British Council, in partnership with three creative hubs – ATÖLYE in Turkey, Bios in Greece, Nova Iskra in Serbia and Abdullah Gül University in Turkey. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, through the Intercultural Dialogue programme. The project aims to form a network of creative hubs across Europe to foster creative exploration and collaboration that contributes to building a more cohesive, open and connected civil society.

Tech4Culture supports creatives and technologists in Turkey and the UK to develop digital collaborations that provides access to arts and culture for the widest possible audience. Building on the first edition of Tech4Culture, the programme will now connect a UK creative agency with a cultural institution from Turkey to develop a user-centred, participatory and socially inclusive digital engagement opportunity.