We partner British and Spanish artists and organisations to share business-models, best practice and new working methodologies. We also work with policy-makers and governmental organisations to share solutions to global challenges. 

Our work focuses on three areas, Creative Entrepreneurship, Cultural Leadership, and Policy Development:

Creative Entrepreneurship 

Creative entrepreneurs bridge the gap between artists and audiences. We work with book publishers, music promoters, film producers and interactive games developers to name but a few. 

In a changing marketplace creative entrepreneurs play a vital role in developing innovative business models. They help us rethink production and distribution, highlighting the economic, cultural and often social benefits in doing so.

Cultural Leadership

What is the role of culture in our complex and changing societies? Can culture play a role in wider social issues such as foreign policy, international relations or economic regeneration?

The British Council seeks to work with the new generation of cultural leaders. Working with key stakeholders around the world, we develop strategies to tackle global cultural issues.

Policy Development

Effective policy-making is essential for the development of a sustainable and competitive creative economy. 

Building dialogue at local, regional and international levels will develop a more sustainable and relevant policies. Government interventions such as IP regulations, tax regimes and education policies shape creative economies.  It important that we work with these institutions to promote initiatives and perspectives on how to develop the creative economy.

Our main projects

Collaboration with the Contemporánea Foundation

Thanks to this agreement we present the best innovative practices from the British cultural scene:

  • Pública 16: digital scenarios for global audiences with Tom Nelson (Royal Opera House). 
  • Pública 15. Contar lo que cuenta: the highlights of BIG Data in cultural institutions with Claire Round (English National Opera), Simeon Ellerton (Audience Agency) and Joeli Brearley (FutureEverything).
  • Pública 14:  the digital age in the cultural field with Marc Sands (Tate museum) and Sarah Hughes (Skills Academy Wales).

European Creative Hubs Forum

We lead a project sponsored by the European Commission to boost and strengthen exchanges and good practices in the creative industries field through hubs and clusters.

Sustainable fashion and new creators

We promote equality and new talents in the fashion industry though our Sustainable Fashion workshops and initiatives such as the Madrid Fashion Film festival where Madrid audiences were able to enjoy the best British fashion films.   

Culture Shift

48 hours to change the future: that’s the aim of this hackathon for creative entrepreneurs who want to find and offer new alternatives to promote and consume cultural products in the next decade. We run this project in association with the Teatro Real, the CCCB and Google Campus Madrid.

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