The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. It does this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries it works with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. The British Council works with more than 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture. Its work in the arts involves the very best British and international artistic talent. The organization helps increase audiences for international work in the UK and for UK work globally. British Council brings artists together and supports the development of skills and policy in the arts and creative industries. Through this work, it ensure that culture in its broadest sense plays a vital role in connecting with and understanding each other.