Following a successful programme in 2014, the British Council is delighted to be the strategic creative education ( partner for the Global Eye Programme for a second year. Our partnership will continue to deliver an interactive creative education programme that engages with, and inspires, secondary school and higher education students and teachers. 

The Global Eye Programme, curated by Parallel Contemporary Art in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery, offers a global platform for contemporary Asian artists through exhibitions and books. The British Council’s creative education programme uses the UK’s extensive experience in creative education to leave a long-term legacy through tailored sessions for students and teachers. Using selected, age-appropriate works from the Eye Exhibitions, the programme promotes creativity through the collaboration of art and English. 

The 2015 programme will engage teachers, and higher education students, across five countries in the Asian region, in a range of interactive and thought provoking activities including workshops, resource packs, training, artist forums/dialogues and special events. Strong collaboration between the British Council and the ArtScience Museum in Singapore ensures a varied and interactive programme.  

New for 2015 is the development of gallery-based activities to encourage students to discover the exhibition for themselves. In addition to the programme in Singapore, teacher creativity workshops will be offered in Indonesia, Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia, supported by bespoke Resource Packs reflecting previous Eye exhibitions and in line with country-specific national curriculum objectives.  

All resources will be integrated with contemporary artworks from the British Council owned collection ( – to offer a truly international flavour. 

Katelijn Verstraete, Regional Director Arts, British Council said “This programme brings together the British Council’s skills and expertise across Education and Arts. For nearly 80 years we have helped people from all over the globe to learn and have been connecting Artists and Institutions to expand their practice and widen the conversation with their audiences. With the modern world putting more and more emphasis in entrepreneurialism, creativity and innovation, we believe we can respond to this, through utilizing the arts to support and encourage young people to nurture these 21st Century skills.” 

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. 

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Following a successful programme in 2014, the British Council is delighted to be the strategic creative education partner for the Global Eye Programme in 2015. Our partnership will continue to deliver an interactive creative education programme that engages with, and inspires, students and teachers.

A key element of the programme is a series of Artist Forums and Dialogues, hosted at the ArtScience Museum, and providing opportunities for students in higher education to focus on leading contemporary artists and artworks showcased at the Prudential Eye Awards and Singapore Eye 2015.

Students will have an exciting opportunity to visit the exhibitions, engage with artists via discussion and digital recordings, and consider emerging ideas and themes.  All events are free to participating students, and will take place in the mornings from 1000 -1200:

Date                                  Artist and Themes

5th February                    Artist Forum - Influences on Singapore Art

17th February                  Artist Forum - 50 years of Singapore Art

April/May                         Artist Forum - Artists and their inspirations

If you have students interested in Arts, Design, Visual Arts, Fine Arts or other Arts related courses and would like to participate, please contact Angela Parry ( to register your interest now, as places will be limited.