One of our US projects, Massive Attack v Adam Curtis at Park Avenue Armory (image: James Medcraft)
The arts program of the British Council in the USA is committed to showcasing contemporary artists from the UK, in partnership with American presenters, to build transatlantic relationships and enable wider discourse on global issues.
Our US arts office, based in New York City, connects British and American arts professionals by offering information, providing resources and promoting opportunities for Americans to experience new British work.
The British Council receives a small amount of its budget as a UK government grant, with the majority of our funding coming from partnerships. We are not a traditional granting organization that accepts unsolicited applications, but instead we encourage cooperation between British and American arts professionals through strategic partnerships which we support and/or facilitate. We also create public programs with our partners to encourage wider public discourse and critical engagement to complement artistic work.
Our current arts projects
Explore the links below to learn more about our current arts projects in the US.
The US premiere of a collaboration between musical pioneers Massive Attack and documentary film maker Adam Curtis, this visually-arresting experience blends film with a live soundtrack at Park Avenue Armory in New York. Learn more.
Cora Bissett and Stef Smith’s award-winning production of Roadkill is coming to New York in Chicago in 2013 to bring to light the horrors of sex-trafficking through a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Learn more.
Still have questions about our arts work in the US? We love talking with artists, but our small committed arts team of two cannot answer all questions directly.
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