The Visual Arts Department connect the UK’s visual arts sector with professionals internationally, focusing predominantly on staging and supporting contemporary art projects in areas of the developing world. Primary activities include exhibitions, training and development, professional study exchange visits and the sharing of our unrivalled knowledge and advice on the logistics of working internationally in the visual arts and museums sector.

Current projects

With its first digital exhibition "I Dreamed A Dream The Other Night" the British Council received the 'Best Web Site' award at the 15th Golden Spider Web Awards, and now invites art lovers to an independent art experience free from time and place with its second digital exhibition 'You look familiar'. Find out the details