Arts & Culture

Our common humanity flourishes in the arena of art and culture. Global Future will work to ensure that artists and creative industries benefit from open cultural exchange and the free flow of global talent. We will also support cultural and community activities that release creativity and bring people together to break down barriers.

What we’re up to:
Global Future’s forthcoming book England Our England is a representation of the experiences of first generation Indian and Afro-Carribbean immigrants to Britain. The book compiles wonderful photographic material along with the personal stories of the early immigrant pioneers; the challenges and hardships, as well as the adventures and kindness they experienced. These stories, we hope, will create empathy and understanding for immigrants past, present and future.

“Art and culture tells us what we don't know about ourselves by showing us who we are. I've learned that this "showing" comes best when we see it through the eyes and hear it through the voices of people who are least familiar with whom we are and what we know. In my experience these discoveries have been most enriching through  international collaborations. We would be impoverished without them because if we spend the whole of lives with people just like ourselves we will never learn anything new and as a consequence we will be less instead of more!

Farooq Chaudhry
Producer, Akram Khan Company

“As an actor, I, like many people in the arts, rely on collaboration with people from other countries. Whether it be international co-productions, filming abroad, or working with directors, actors and creatives from outside of the UK, the arts needs an outward-looking and inclusive view of the world to thrive.

Emily Berrington
Actor

“Too much of the acting industry is based on fear and self-preservation. The Abundance Principal  and Global Future's work could help dramatically change the industry into a more open, collaborative and diverse environment.

Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Actor

Articles

Published on May 29, 2015 by Gurnek Bains.