Overview of our work in arts

Giving local talent a worldwide audience 

We’re committed to international development and the empowerment of individuals and communities through the arts – connecting the creative sector and audiences in Egypt with the best of UK contemporary arts.

Supporting artists

We’re passionate about helping young Egyptians pave a career in the arts and we support them with:

  • skills development
  • opportunities to showcase work
  • grants
  • networking. 

We secure relationships with creative partners internationally to deliver exciting projects in Egypt, from theatre and dance to visual arts and design.

View the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival

Wherever you are in the world, you can enjoy the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival until the end of September 2016. You can watch the highlights below, and much more, on the festival website, which is co-curated by the BBC and the British Council. RICHARD II  Royal Shakespeare Company David Tennant stars as the doomed Richard II in Greg Doran’s critically-acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production, available for the first time online across the world.