The British Council has unveiled a new global Arts Strategy and anew £30million Cultural Protection Fund, in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). that will boost the reach of British arts abroad. More than 100,000 artists and organizations will benefit from partnerships and support.
Director Arts Graham Sheffield said: "Our work in the arts - with multiple UK and overseas partners - has expanded beyond recognition in the last five years. More impact, more scale, more reach, more resource (both financial and human) - our ambition has developed into this bold and confident manifesto of what we believe we can achieve for the UK globally in the Arts and Creative Industries up until 2021. We commit to our work remaining relevant to our stakeholders and audiences. We will build influence for the UK and international opportunities for artists, companies and institutions. Our involvement in the Cultural Protection Fund will allow us to support UK organisations in the vital work of protecting and conserving cultural assets worldwide."