Sky Arts Art 50

LATEST NEWS: 'The British' on Sky Arts

We hope you enjoyed 'The British' on Sky Arts. Presented by Vick Hope and containing many of the artists commissioned as part of 'Art 50', the full series is 'on demand' so do check it out on Catch Up TV.

Subjects looked at in this six part series include British values, youth, race, class, sense of humour and the nations that form the current union.


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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