• Culture Connects x Africa Day 2023

    Culture Connects X Africa

    'Uncovering Hidden Narratives: Decolonizing Art and Amplifying Underrepresented Voices' (1 hour panel) will be hosted on @eastafricaarts & @southernafricaarts Facebook and Instagram pages at 10am UK time / 12pm EAT / 1pm SAST time.

  • British Council Pavilion, Venice

    Sonia Boyce- resized image

    The British Council has owned and managed the British Pavilion in Venice since 1937, presenting the work of ground-breaking artists and pioneering architects year on year. In 2022, Sonia Boyce RA produced the incredible Feeling Her Way exhibition, and won the Golden Lion prize. In 2024, Artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah RA will represent Great Britain at the 60th International Art Exhibition.

  • British Council Collection

    Lary Achiampong - resized

    Since 1938 the British Council has been collecting works of art and today has almost 9,000 paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture, photography and multi-media artworks showcasing the best of UK-based contemporary visual artists.

  • Visual Arts Programmes

     Installation of  Month at the Venice Art Biennale © Lucia Sceranková, Courtesy British Council

    Our Visual Arts Programmes facilitate long-lasting connections between the UK and fast-growing international visual arts sectors, use our world-class Collection to build curatorial skills and networks through mentoring and collaboration, and support infrastructure and safe spaces for debate through grants and co-created Collection exhibitions.