Overview of our work in arts and the creative economy

Through our arts work in the United Arab Emirates we build strong relationships between artists, producers, festivals, venues, curators and directors in the UK and their UAE counterparts. We collaboratively develop and curate a number of exciting new projects in theatre, dance, music, film and interdisciplinary creativity.

Our programmes not only resonate with our cultural agenda, but most importantly, with our partners’ needs and aspirations. As a part of our creative economy programme, we educate young professionals and forge connections between the growing creative industries in the UK and UAE.

International Fashion Showcase, London

Festival of emerging designers organised by the British Council and the British Fashion Council during London Fashion Week. The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) is a festival of emerging designers organised by the British Council and the British Fashion Council during London Fashion Week. The event is coordinated in collaboration with London embassies and cultural institutes to showcase their countries’ most exciting designers in an exhibition that reflects their nations’ contemporary culture.