Call for applications: cultural producer Culture Connects


The main objective of these events is to reconnect with the arts and culture sectors in each country through a series of thematic conversations led by the sector and to strengthen or create new links between creative people.

Through this work, the program aims to gain insights into the industry, understand changes in the landscape due to COVID-19, and create new or deeper connections for brokerage.

These countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Expected results

  • More opportunities for engagement, collaboration, exchange and practice development for artists and creative professionals.
  • Appreciation of arts and culture trends/insights as a result of arts conversations and events.
  • Greater cross-cultural competence/confidence to work in unfamiliar contexts and increased knowledge to create international connections with UK artists and creative professionals.

Mission objectives

  • Co-creating the series of events in close collaboration with the British Council team based in SSA.
  • Support event marketing and communications on social media platforms, including online audience engagement.
  • To support hybrid event delivery.
  • Aggregate conversations into a meaningful insights report with recommendations that can be developed further.

Work’s extent

  • Co-create the conversations in the series, working closely with British Council teams in all nine countries. Ensure events are contextualized, relevant and attract industry engagement.
  • Help in identifying potential speakers through own networks or research.
  • Support in the marketing and communication of events on various platforms, including contributing to the design of campaign assets in collaboration with the British Council team and graphic design consultants.
  • Deliver at least 16 conversations over an eight month period (August to March 2023).
  • Potential travel to at least three SSA countries where the project is implemented.
  • Produce a full report and outcome of conversations, including audience reach (both online and offline).
  • The output of this work can take the form of infographics, short videos, zines, etc.


This is an opportunity for individuals/collectives who wish to develop their knowledge and networks across SSA. It is aimed at arts and creative practitioners who are open to new ideas, who seek to create innovative and cutting-edge new work, and who are able to collaborate and build long-term relationships, including opportunities for other similar works.

Individuals/collectives who have the following skills and experience can apply:

  • At least three years of experience carrying out similar work in the arts and culture sector of SSA, particularly in cultural relations and creative collaborations.
  • Evidence of networks, both online and offline, that can be used for content distribution and audience engagement to reach wider and diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Able to work in a diverse team from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience coordinating multiple teams to achieve set goals
  • Experience in consolidating reports, verifying data quality and producing final reports for clients.
  • Open to ideas and feedback from the team to ensure quality work is produced and work objectives are met.
  • Good communication skills and comfortable hosting conversations.

To note:

  • Estimated value: £10,000 (about $12,000)
  • Start of contract: August 5, 2022
  • End of contract: March 31, 2023
  • Date of the extension clause: March 31, 2023

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2022.

For more information, those interested can contact [email protected] Where [email protected]

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