The British Council programmes festivals and seasons around the world, creating highly visible cultural platforms for cultural exchange.
Seasons are core to the British Council's work, creating friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.
Seasons make a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with, changing lives by creating opportunities, changing perceptions, building connections, and trust. They are developed with a wide range of cultural and funding partners and co-ordinated with government stakeholders overseas and in the UK.
Read more about our work in festivals and seasons.
What does the UK/Australia Season want to achieve?
The UK/Australia season is underpinned by three overarching objectives:
- Promote mutual understanding
The season will promote genuine cultural engagement between Australia and the UK. We hope this will lead to deeper people-to-people understanding about where we have come from, who we are now and where we could go together.
- Develop international relationships and co-operation
The season will build long-term networks. As well as providing further opportunities for artists in both countries, the season will support increased knowledge of the working contexts of international touring and collaboration. We will also create platforms for higher education institutions to explore shared interests and issues and build networks for research and collaboration.
- Create a catalyst for prosperity
Increased opportunity in key markets for UK and Australian arts and collaboration networks for university research and development. A focus around which to cultivate deeper business relationships at a time of enormous trade potential.