Kate Arthurs is director of strategy for the British Council’s global arts programme. She previously ran her own company managing cultural and artistic projects, including partnership between London Book Fair and British Council to shape an annual programme of international writing in India, China and Turkey.
Her former roles include head of the British Council’s arts programme in Mexico, deputy director of British Council Vietnam with East Asia-wide leadership of vocational skills training, and work in South Sudan. More recently she has lead the operations of the British Council’s global arts programme, specialising in arts evaluation to show the impact of work in arts and cultural relations.
Kate began her career managing Europe-wide projects at the Foreign Policy Centre and British Council Brussels on themes of democracy, diversity, inclusion, soft power, and Britain’s role in Europe. She speaks three languages.