Our goal is to build bridges of trust and understanding among people around the world. Through our programs, we give opportunities to hundreds of millions of people worldwide to learn about British culture and creativity.
Our work in arts, education and society
In this section
Our work in arts
The British Council promotes innovative and diverse aspects of the UK arts including visual arts, architecture, design, dance, drama, music, film, literature and creative economy.
Our work in education
We connect the UK's school sector to others around the world to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding.
Our work in society
Our work in society helps citizens and institutions contribute to a more inclusive, open and prosperous world and connects local issues to global themes.
Our work in science and research
Science and technology are integral parts of our contemporary culture. Find out more about our work in science and research.
Shakespeare Lives is a global programme of events and activities celebrating the world's most popular playwright's work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.