UK/Australia Season 2021-22
The UK/Australia Season will explore and celebrate the relationship between Australia and the UK across the arts, creative industries, and higher education.
UK/Australia Season is a joint initiative by the British Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to strengthen and build cultural connections.
Through a series of events, collectively we hope 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.
A diverse program across both nations will showcase the best of Australian and UK arts and culture. Taking place live and digitally, the Season will demonstrate the versatility and creative excellence of artists and organisations working in innovative and ground-breaking ways.
The Season will take place in Australia from September 2021 to March 2022 and in the UK from September 2021 to December 2022.
Who are we now?
The theme, 'Who are we now?' provides opportunities to celebrate the best of our arts and cultural lives, with points of connection and collaboration around our creative expression and technical innovation. It is a platform to celebrate 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.
Forming part of the British Council's annual bilateral Festivals & Seasons program, the UK/Australia Season will support both nations to connect, exchange knowledge and deepen mutual understanding.