What is the Culture Diary? – Connecting through Creativity

We are delighted to share with you our latest video designed to show you, in vivid colour, what the Culture Diary does to support the culture and creative industry sectors.

Since 2016, we have been working with Culture Diary members to deliver an ambitious programme of UK cultural showcases across global markets, including the official British House during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Festival of Innovation Hong Kong, the International Business Festival, Designing Our Future and SxSW in the USA.

We have also supported a range of our members travelling tours, by hosting cultivation events, and match-making with investors, promoters and philanthropists via our British Embassy network, including New Adventures, Tate, Akram Khan Company, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Studio Wayne McGregor, London Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few.

This is why it is of utmost importance that we have sight of your international tours on the Culture Diary website so we can match you to government opportunities overseas.

We have talked with many of our members about the value of international working from our sector, and its contribution to the UK economy, and captured opinions, experiences and perspectives of some of the culture and creative industries' key leaders. They bring out many benefits of collaborating and working overseas, and there hasn't ever been a more important time to connect through culture. 

We hope this reminds you of the broad scope of the Culture Diary work: 

  • promoting your events and stories through the online network and website; 
  • collating the bilateral celebrations of culture with the  British Council, for example UK in Japan 2019-20 and UK-Italy 2020
  • connecting you with our embassies and colleagues overseas;
  • offering opportunities to join international showcases;
  • bringing you our monthly enewsletter, with editor's pick of events, opportunities from our stakeholders, and industry news.

All of this starts with your user-generated content uploaded to our website, and talking with us regularly, to keep government officials, ministers, and overseas colleagues up to date in any given region, at any time.

We look forward to working with you in 2020!

The Culture Diary team

'What a Loving and Beautiful World' at Barbican's AI: More than Human exhibition / Image: TeamLab


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