What we do

We are committed to international development and the empowerment of individuals and communities through the arts – connecting the creative sector and audiences in Bahrain with the best of UK contemporary arts.


We’re passionate about helping young Bahrainis pave a career in the arts sector and we support them with:

  • skills development
  • opportunities to showcase work
  • networking.

We secure relationships with creative partners internationally to deliver invigorating projects in Bahrain, from theatre and dance to visual arts and design.

Find out more about British Council arts and our work worldwide.

For more information about our running activities please send us an enquiry form.

The Place I Call Home

'The Place I Call Home,' is a contemporary exhibition of photography commissioned by the British Council and curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery Wales, that presents the work of artists from both the United Kingdom and The Gulf, as they explore the idea of 'home' at a time of rapid change and social mobility.  The project uses lens-based media to explore the notion of 'home' as it relates to contemporary experiences of the Arabic diaspora living in the UK and British people living in The Gulf.