British Council Arts are seeking an experienced Consultant Creative Director to curate a UK season of culture in Italy in autumn 2020.
UK/Italy 2020 is an exciting opportunity to showcase the best of UK culture in Italy (and Italian culture in the UK). As the UK prepares to leave the EU, cultural relations will continue to play an important role.
The Department of International Trade (DIT) will be taking an interactive/immersive mission in March 2019 to South by Southwest (SXSW), the leading industry and public event for music, film, interactive and tech.
The ten-day show, based in Austin, Texas, is set to attract around 300,000 visitors between 8-17 March 2019.
From entrepreneurs and investors to cutting edge digital disruptors, it will give organisations the chance to demonstrate their creativity, expertise, technology and innovation while making contacts to foster business development and professional growth.
Creative Industries Minister Margot James has confirmed an extra £1 million of funding for the creative industries, to a total of £5 million, to promote the "best of British" abroad. The funding boost will support UK businesses attending the Shanghai International Advertising Festival, a new China-UK film exchange to help increase co-productions between the countries, and support an increased British presence at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
British Council, Farnham Maltings (under Caravan, its international strand) and the High Commission of Canada in the UK have joined to deliver New Conversations, a project aimed at benefitting the performing arts sectors in both the UK and Canada.
London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, juggling, puppetry, live art, mime and physical theatre.
British artist Es Devlin OBE will design the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, expected to be visited by 25 million people in 6 months from October 2020 to April 2021. Es Devlin was announced the winner on 27 September 2018.
British Council is offering funding for UK and Vietnam practitioners, initiatives and organisations to support film and music projects exploring Vietnam's cultural heritage.
Opened in September 2018, the FAMLAB (Film, Archive and Music Lab) fund will be used for collaborative and sustainable creative projects that can deliver long-term benefits for contemporary arts and demonstrate innovate ways of interacting with audiences including:
The Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE, joined Sir John Sorrell CBE and Professor Eric Yim at the London Design Biennale to launch the UK's partnership with Hong Kong's Business of Design Week 2019 (BODW). Baroness Fairhead spoke at the event on 18 September during the London Design Biennale 2018 at Somerset House.