Arts online #CultureConnectsUs
Date
Tuesday 12 May 2020 - 16:00 to Thursday 31 December 2020 - 16:00

Dive into our online arts resources which encompass rich content on a variety of topics in a range of different formats. Tune in and pick up tips from across the sector on how to stay creative during the Covid-19 outbreak!

MUSIC

The music never stops and our Selector Radio keeps connecting its global audience to anything and everything that’s exciting on the UK music scene right now. Jazz, grime, indie or electronica – or somewhere in between – each week Jamz Supernova puts together a truly eclectic playlist and catches up with the artists and labels who are leading the way. In Poland you can listen to Selector Radio every Sunday at 14.00 on Radio Kampus. You can also chill after hours with Selector After Dark – an exclusive, uninterrupted one hour mix from a different UK DJ every Saturday at 23.00, also on Radio Kampus. Discover our online platform for all past shows and sessions!

Explore even more great music with our Lockdown Listening! British Council music team have compiled a list of tracks they have been enjoying over the past few weeks, along with short personal impressions on each of the tracks. Tune in!

Mix the City is an online platform that invites people all around the world to discover the sights and sounds of a different region and create their own mix. Everyone is invited to create their personal mix and share it with users worldwide using the hashtag #MixTheCity. Discover the sounds of the city of Katowice and many others around the globe!

LITERATURE

Our sense of freedom can still be found in stories! Follow our new Literature on lockdown blog series where we share stories, craft projects, podcasts and online events that will keep you in conversation with world literature.

THEATRE

At a time when theatres across the globe are closed to the public National Theatre at Home brings world-class theatre to you in the comfort and safety of your home. Join us every Thursday at 22.00 CET for some of the best British theatre, free to stream for a week on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.

You can now watch the critically-acclaimed musical THE PILOTS from ROMA Musical Theatre in Warsaw online. THE PILOTS is a musical inspired by historical events of the 1930s and 1940s–primarily the Battle of Britain. It is also a deeply emotional tale about love, brutally interrupted by World War 2. The two main characters are Jan, a young Polish pilot, and Nina, a cabaret actress and singer in the pre-war Warsaw.

FASHION

Fashion Revolutionaries – a partnership with Fashion Revolution – is a global programme that shines a spotlight on individuals working from within the fashion industry advocating for vital changes to be made towards a more responsible and sustainable future for all. Watch our series of interviews with key change makers.

Our guide on How to be a Fashion Revolutionary will help you find out how you can use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry as we know it. The booklet is freely available to download.

VISUAL ARTS AND MUSEUMS

The British Council Collection is made up of artworks by British artists. Since 1938 the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to promote abroad the achievements of the very best British artists, craft practitioners and designers. The Collection has no permanent gallery and has been referred to as a 'Museum Without Walls'. Browse our collection and explore its history!

Explore several useful toolkits developed by British Council Greece as part of Transforming Future Museums programme, designed to upgrade the skills of a new generation of museum professionals.
You can access materials on project management, developing exhibitions, fundraising and income generation and audience development.

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Creative Mikser is a series of networking meetings addressed to Warsaw's creative community, organised by the British Council and the City of Warsaw, in cooperation with content partners. The meetings include presentations, discussions and a networking platform to broker new business contacts and meet interesting people, including leading UK experts. Have a browse through the past editions and explore Creative Economy playlist on the British Council Polska YouTube channel for insightful and inspiring presentations and discussions.

In partnership with the Barbican we have launched Making Space, a collection of essays responding to the question “how can cultural producers become more responsive to an increasingly complex world beyond their walls, and play a stronger role in civic and social life?”. Have a read!

Creative hubs are platforms or workplaces for artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, app developers or start-up entrepreneurs. They are uniquely diverse in structure, sector and services, and range from collective and co-operative, to labs and incubators; and can be static, mobile or online. European Creative Hubs Network is an online collaboration platform initiated by the British Council and its partners and contains a wealth of useful content. Have a look at Creative Hubkit, an easy-step-guide on how to run a successful community, enriched with best practice examples from all around Europe.

ARTS AND DISABILITY

Arts and Disability is a British Council led platform that supports greater access to the arts by disabled people and audiences. Within a broad range of activities and resources offered, there is the Europe Beyond Access project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission as well as Theatre-Dance-Disability platform aimed at Polish artists and audiences, implemented jointly by the British Council, Theatre Institute and Music and Dance Institute. You can also watch recordings from an international Arts and Disability: Crossing the Boarders conference which took place in Warsaw in 2019. We encourage you to have a closer look at the recently launched report outlining how access to the arts for disabled people as artists, audiences, and arts professionals needs to be at the heart of Europe’s cultural agenda.

Find out more about our arts response to Covid-19 and check out our support resources for the arts sector.