Through research, policy and practice, the report is a tool to increase understanding of the link between arts and culture and sustainable development. 11 British Council programmes provide examples from around the world, tackling a variety of issues that cut across sectors, such as sustainable fashion, creative inclusion, and cultural heritage protection. This is a first step in framing the impact of our cultural initiatives in line with the SDGs.
The recommendations advocate for the SDGs to be more accessible to the cultural sector, for them to be embedded in the delivery of cultural initiatives based on local needs, and for their impact to be measured accordingly. We will continue to advocate for the value of culture as a fourth pillar of sustainable development and a key part of cultural relations.