We place a strong emphasis on enabling artists and arts organisations to meet their counterparts from the UK and around the world at international events. We have brought UK delegates to the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) and Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children to see great work from this region. Egyptian delegates have participated in the International Fashion Showcase, The Great Escape Music Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival, the Unlimited Festival of disability arts, and the British Council’s own Edinburgh Showcase of theatre and dance. Training programmes in the UK have included the International Museums Academy and the International Festivals Academy, which often lead to further training being delivered in Egypt to larger groups of people.
Most recently we have supported training on hospitality management and strategic planning for leaders in the Ministry of Antiquities.