From electronica to jazz, traditional to folk, and classical to indie, we work across all genres of music. The British Council Music team works with the organisation's global network of arts managers and partners to plan, resource, deliver and evaluate high-impact arts projects involving professional artists and organisations from the UK. We aim to strengthen the international profile of UK music and creativity, to communicate the diversity of UK society, and to establish long-term partnerships overseas.
Our work in Indonesia seeks a stronger, more collaborative music ecology that is better connected with UK sector – engaging with wider audiences and allowing opportunity for inclusive growth. While the UK music sector is well known in Indonesia, there is a lack of access and opportunities for Indonesian and UK music sector to engage and form mutually beneficial relationships, that can further support the development of music sector infrastructure in Indonesia.
Our work this year focuses on enabling a professionalized music sector by opening opportunities for mutual learning and dialogue, inviting UK and Indonesian music practitioners to network for future opportunities of collaboration. We are also supporting the sector through developing a new body of research, that focuses on the ecology of the music sector of Indonesia.