What’s the role of culture in our complex and rapidly changing societies? Can culture play a role in wider social issues such as foreign policy, international relations, economic regeneration and social conflict and inclusion? The British Council seeks to engage the new generation of cultural leaders with key stakeholders around the world in the development of common strategies to tackle global cultural issues. These pages are intended as a space to bring these issues into dialogue - particularly those coming out of our Cultural Leadership International Programme (CLI), which selects the brightest emerging cultural leaders from around the world to develop their leadership vision and capacity in an international context.
CLI 2011's leadership workshop took place last week in Istanbul - gathering 47 cultural innovators from 18 countries to meet, inspire and share ideas in cultural policy, social justice and digital technology.
André is a consultant in cultural development and EU cultural programmes that works at the Centre de Développement pour les Musiques Actuelles (AMI) in Marseille.
Manal is one of Saudi Arabia's foremost artists - her photography has been exhibited across the world and her artworks are part of the permanent collections of the British Museum and the Jordan National Museum of Fine Art.
Alia currently lives in Dubai and is working on a series of independent projects as a photographer, curator and archivist.
Noor currently works as a curator at the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), a master developer of major tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi.
A self-taught composer and musician who has lived in Quebec City since 1993.