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21 March 2020

Our response to Covid- 19

What you can expect from British Council Arts

James Gifford-Mead

our arts response to covid- 19

In the light of Covid-19, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from British Council Arts in the coming months. 

We understand that this is a difficult time for the creative sector and for artists and creative professionals across the globe. We have always believed that culture connects us and at this time of uncertainty this is more important than ever. 

We’re committed to ensuring that people all over the world have access to culture and cultural connections. We hope that through new approaches to our work, we will continue to provide opportunities for artists and creative sectors around the world during a difficult and unpredictable time. 

At the moment, we are working hard to deliver what we can whilst listening and responding to the relevant Government and health authority guidance in the countries we are working in. 

Where it is not currently safe or practical to continue as planned, we are putting projects on hold with a view to rescheduling when it becomes possible. We are exploring how we can digitise our programmes and possibilities for connecting people online. 

The health of our audiences, colleagues and partners is our priority during this rapidly-evolving situation. 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on how we can provide advice and support, please contact your British Council contact, or use the dropdown menu on our homepage to contact your country team.

You can read more about what Covid-19 means for British Council worldwide here, where you can also find online content and resources to enable you to stay connected.