British Council Arts programmes are designed to connect the creative sector in India, and wider audiences, with the best of UK contemporary arts.
We build strong relationships between artists, producers, festivals, venues, curators and directors in the UK and their counterparts in India, encouraging them to work together and championing the great things that emerge in the UK and in India.
We’re not a funder of projects: instead, we work through a small number of key projects each year that we develop in partnership with others. Those projects range from networking and skills development through to creative exchanges, collaborations and showcases of new work.
We work with partners in India to curate programmes that range from theatre, dance and music to visual arts, literature, design and interdisciplinary creativity. But no matter what the type of project, and no matter what the art form or creative sector, they are all ultimately aiming for the same goal: the building of stronger relationships between the UK and India in the arts.