arts and culture

Ian Thomas, the British Council's Head of Evaluation for the Arts and CPD Research Fellow, 2018-20, discusses the value of arts showcasing to soft power.

July 2, 2019

A private art collection comprising 25,000 works from artists representing 155 countries celebrates the world's diversity and interconnectedness.

A new report from a Canadian Senate committee urges officials to develop a comprehensive cultural diplomacy strategy.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the International Festival have both had record breaking box offices in their 70th anniversary year. [...] Shona McCarthy, chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said: "This has been a very special year for the Fringe as we celebrated 70 years of defying the norm, 70 years of the greatest melting pot of arts and culture anywhere on the planet, and 70 years of Edinburgh as an internationally renowned festival city.