A young woman at an art exhibition
Wednesday 01 April 2020 to Friday 31 December 2021

Access our work in the arts through media-rich online content that includes recorded conferences, interviews and talks, toolkits and tips from across the arts sector on how to stay creative during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Design and fashion

Circular Cultures
Our Circular Cultures programme explores sustainable design, innovation and new materials through the lens of circularity. Find out about current state-of-the-art circular design practices through a series of keynote talks, panel discussions and showcases of innovative materials and practices. The programme is co-produced with Onassis Culture and curated in collaboration with Professor Rebecca Earley, Co-founder of the Centre for Circular Design. Watch the conference in four parts.

Crafting the Future
Our two-day Crafting the Future conference brought excellence and expertise in crafts together with innovation and new technologies as applied to fashion and design, paying particular attention to the issue of sustainability. The conference was co-organised in partnership with Onassis Culture and co-curated with Fashion Revolution. Watch a recording of the conference.

Fashion Revolutionaries
Fashion Revolutionaries – a partnership with Fashion Revolution – is a global programme that shines a spotlight on individuals working from within the fashion industry advocating for vital changes to be made towards a more responsible and sustainable future for all. Watch our series of interviews with key change makers.

How to be a Fashion Revolutionary
Our guide on How to be a Fashion Revolutionary will help you find out how you can use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry as we know it. The booklet is freely available to download.

Cultural Skills

The CoMuseum
Visit our new international museum conference website to stay up to date with current issues in the museum sector. Discover exciting international speakers and tap into their expertise. Watch recordings of past editions of the conference and register for our newsletter.

International Museum Academy Toolkits
Are you a museum or cultural sector professional? You can now access the course material from our first International Museum Academy – delivered by leading UK museum experts – via the toolkits we have created.


Drum Works #HomeEdition
After two months of online sessions, Our Drum Works #HomeEdition programme has resulted in a video showing how a Greek team of educators from the Greek National Opera and members of Atrapos OKANA collaborated with the Drum Works team in London during lockdown to exchange ideas and produce their drumming beats! Using everyday household objects and in a playful mood, the participants show co-creation, connection and solidarity in action – watch the video.

Selector Radio
The music never stops and our Selector Radio keeps connecting its global audience to anything and everything that’s exciting in the UK right now. Jazz, grime, indie or electronica – or somewhere in between – each week Jamz Supernova puts together a truly eclectic playlist and catches up with the artists and labels who are leading the way. Tune into our weekly shows on Mixcloud.


Ian McEwan at The Athens Concert Hall
Award-winning British novelist and screenwriter Ian McEwan discusses the art of fiction with Greek poet Haris Vlavianos. The event was held in 2018 as part of Athens 2018 World Book Capital, in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens, Patakis Publishers and The Athens Concert Hall.

Literature on Lockdown
Our sense of freedom can still be found in stories! Follow our new literature blog series, where we share stories, craft projects, podcasts and online events that will keep you in conversation with world literature.

Visual arts

Browse the British Council Collection
Since 1938 the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to showcase the achievements of the best British artists, craft practitioners and designers. Browse our online collection of over 8,000 works of art and explore its history.

Find out more about our arts response to Covid-19 and check out our support resources for the arts sector.