Sky Arts Art 50

LATEST NEWS: 'The British' on Sky Arts in June

If you missed the Art 50 projects on Sky Arts in March you have another opportunity to see some of them in a new set of programmes in June.

Presented by Vick Hope, 'The British' will feature some of the projects, and include new unseen material, in six new episodes looking our values; the generation gap; the class system; race and multiculturalism; our sense of humour and the four nations that form us.

Check in regularly for updates on the transmission date.

In the meantime, if you didn't see the Art 50 programmes in March, they are still available on Catch Up TV - just select Sky Arts

The Sound of Britain for the music and dance projects

A Picture of Britain for a feast of visual art

Britain on Film for the shorts from film makers around the UK

The Voice of Britain for works from poets and playwrights - both well known and up and coming


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What is Art 50?

What does Britain look and feel like today? The outcome of the Brexit referendum stimulated a widespread debate about our national identity, with many people looking to express how they feel about our nation as we approach a future outside the EU.

50 projects funded by Sky Arts on this topic were showcased in four programmes on TV in March 2019. They were presented by Stephen Mangan, Joan Bakewell and Vick Hope. These are now available on Sky Catch Up and On Demand.

Art 50: The Sound of Britain premiered the music and dance projects

Art 50: A Picture of Britain looked at the visual art projects

Art 50: Britain on Film showcased the works of film makers

Art 50: The Voice of Britain explored the works of poets and playwrights

Many of our projects and artists including Nitin Sawhney, Hanbury & Groves, Dancexchange, Boy Blue and Lemn Sissay were seen in February 2019 at some of the the Art 50 festivals in February at the Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Barbican in London.

An estimated 9000 people came to the Barbican Openfest:Art 50!

Find out more about the Sky Arts Art 50 scheme by clicking the ABOUT tab