Celebrating diversity of cultures in the UK/Australia Season 2021-22

Posted 20 August 2020

Celebrating diversity of cultures in the UK/Australia Season 2021-22

The UK/Australia Season 2021-22 is an opportunity for artists, universities and civil society leaders from the UK and Australia to come together to examine our current context as two diverse and outward-looking nations.

Through a series of events, collectively the aim is to gain a deeper understanding about where we have come from, who we are now, and where we can go together. It is also a chance to deepen relationships in business, higher education and government at a time of incredible potential and change.

The theme, ‘Who are we now?’, provides a platform to celebrate the best of our arts and cultural life, with points of connection and collaboration around shared successes.

The Season will be a celebration of the diversity of cultures and languages in both countries including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures of Australia and the nations of Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, as well as the rich societies that have emerged in both the UK and Australia through migration.

It is an opportunity to look at who we might be in the future in the face of global challenges.

  • Participating provides an opportunity for cultural organisations to be a part of a high-profile, bilateral conversation.
  • The Season will be well supported by an active marketing and communications campaign in both countries.
  • Support will be provided to build public engagement events in both countries.
  • Australia is the third-largest market for UK arts and culture after the USA and Europe, making it the perfect first step on the international circuit.
  • The UK is a global centre for world-class arts and culture, making it a key international gateway for Australian artists and companies to be presented to British audiences and the rest of the world.

Arts organisations and individuals are eligible to submit project proposals for inclusion in the UK/Australia Season. UK/Australia Season is a joint initiative by the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to strengthen and build cultural connections.

For more information and to register your interest visit: UK/Australia Season

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