Overview of our work in arts

Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission to build bridges of trust and understanding between peoples of the world.  We link people working in the arts and the creative industries in the UK, Lebanon, and across the world to exchange, collaborate, and create. 

We work closely with our partners to showcase the best of Lebanese and British Art, enhance mutual cooperation and networking, and develop the skills and capacity of artists.  We explore new models of programming and partnerships to support the creative economy sector and creative new writers in Lebanon. We encourage ever-increasing audiences to engage with the arts in the UK, Lebanon and overseas through exhibitions, festivals, and collaborations. 

We also respond to the increasing numbers of Syrian artists living on the Lebanese soil by giving them the support and necessary tools to keep innovating and maintaining their relationships with UK.