Industry insights

Our research in film and the broader arts, helps shape cultural policy and supports partners to consider and develop international programmes.

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Global context for arts

Read a snapshot of the global context for the arts in different parts of the world in eight different reports:

Regional reports coming soon:

  • Middle East and North Africa

We also publish occasional mapping and research papers

Have a look at our exploration of the relationship between Art + Science here.

Other British Council research

Find our latest thinking on culture, education, language, and the UK’s international engagement, along with academic research on these topics.

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