The British Council was founded in 1934 and is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with more than 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, the English language, education and civil society. Last year, we reached more than 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall, including online, through broadcasts and publications.
Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. We find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the arts, to develop stronger creative sectors around the world that are better connected with the UK.
The British Council Visual Arts team are committed to promoting the achievements of the UK's best artists abroad. We connect the UK’s visual arts sector with professionals internationally, focusing predominantly on staging and supporting contemporary art projects in areas of the developing world.
For more information about British Council Visual Arts: http://visualarts.britishcouncil.org
Digital Arts Studios
Digital Arts Studios (DAS) is based in Belfast’s City Centre, in the Cathedral Quarter. Within walking distance of the many distinctive cultural zones of Belfast including the Titanic and Linen Quarters, DAS provides artists with a dynamic central hub from which to work and be inspired by Belfast’s industrial character and heritage.
DAS has hosted hundreds of local and international artists since 2008, attracting a diverse range of artists to its residency. The programme offers support to artists working with digital media and technology from production stage to presentation; providing training during the development of new work and support with problem solving for installation. DAS also delivers an exciting programme of workshops for artists working with new and emerging technologies via the Future Labs Programme.
For more information about DAS: www.digitalartsstudios.com
Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre is a thriving cultural campus of ten buildings across an 11-acre rural site in Cambridgeshire which hosts experimental and thematic residencies for UK and international artists and delivers a critically acclaimed public programme of gallery exhibitions and events.
Wysing supports artists to make new work, explore new ways of working and make new collaborations. Residencies have emerged from ongoing artistic enquiry focusing on Wysing’s position at the geographic margins of two major cities, Cambridge and London, and at its origin as a space for artistic experimentation and innovation. Across 2020, Wysing is putting broadcasting and digital technologies at the centre of all its activity.
For more information about Wysing Arts Centre: www.wysingartscentre.org
MOMENTUM is a non-profit platform for time-based art, active worldwide since 2010, with headquarters in Berlin at the Kunstquartier Bethanien Art Center. MOMENTUM’s program is composed of local and international Exhibitions, Artist and Curator Residencies, Video Art in Public Space Initiatives, complete Archives of the Performance Program and Education Program, and a growing Collection.
Positioned as both a local and global platform, MOMENTUM serves as a bridge joining professional art communities, irrespective of institutional and national borders. Working on a model of international partnerships and cooperations, MOMENTUM supports artists and artistic innovation, bringing to Berlin work by international artists that would not otherwise have been seen there, and ensuring an international audience for exceptional local artists. The key ideas driving MOMENTUM are: Cooperation, Exchange, Education, Innovation, and Inspiration.
For more information about Momentum: https://www.momentumworldwide.org/berlin-index/
Golden Thread Gallery
Golden Thread Gallery (GTG) is a medium-scale, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery based in Belfast that is recognised as having charitable status. It provides a welcoming space for the public to engage with contemporary visual art, and has grown steadily since it was founded in 1998. GTG is recognised for its engagement with recent histories and re-imagined futures: the majority of its programme is engaged with offering the public a contextual experience of the visual art of our time.
GTG is a member of the Plus Tate network, a lead partner in the Draw-Down-the Walls collaboration and is accredited by Investors in People. For more information go to: https://www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk