Role of the British Council in adding value to the UK Cities of Culture programme

Commissioned by the British Council and led by ICC Director, Dr. Beatriz García, this project will explore the relationship between the British Council and the UK City of Culture (UKCC) programme, focusing on the potential value of British Council involvement and how this can be maximised.

Drawing on a review of policy and strategy documents, as well as interviews with stakeholders at the British Council and the two city to thus far host the UKCC (Derry and Hull), the project will clarify the aspirations, motivations and capacity of the British Council in terms of its desired involvement with the UKCC programme and establish the degree to which it is already involved with the programme and fulfilling the kind of role envisaged.

These findings will be used to inform a draft ‘theory of change’ for the British Council’s involvement with the UKCC, which will be put to British Council staff and stakeholders, alongside an overview of general research findings, as part of a workshop designed to validate and refine findings prior to publication of a final report.

Photo credits
Hull City of Culture opening 2017” by Andrew Reid Wildman is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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