Call for Research Consultancy on Creative Economy and Cultural Exchange for the British Council Ethiopia

The British Council in Ethiopia is looking for a consultant who will have an oversight of a team of consultants to design and implement a research project (inclusive of consolidating various pieces of research as part of the desk research) which supports an understanding of the Arts sector with specific focus on creative economy and cultural exchange.

The consultancy work is within the British Council SSA Arts portfolio.

The key outcome of this consultancy is to develop a research paper that illustrates a holistic approach to understanding of the arts sector in Ethiopia paying attention to:

•the different artforms that are of interest to creatives aged between 18 – 35 and the opportunities that currently exist for them to practice their art 

•the appetite that exists amongst creatives to collaborate either locally or with other creatives in SSA or the UK

•the different art spaces that exist in Ethiopia for creatives to showcase their art

•the different arts organizations currently operating in Ethiopia and the work that they do

•opportunities that are available to creatives from minority groups (including women, and those with disabilities) to be able to create art and collaborate with other creatives

•Provide programme approach, design and delivery recommendations which look towards connected and complementary programme delivery in Ethiopia including: 

a)The target groups who have the greatest potential to benefit from cultural engagement (across creative economy, cultural exchange)

b)Opportunities for synergies with further British Council initiatives 

c)The potential to support development and strengthening of local capacities, networks.

d)Opportunities for taking a mutually beneficial cultural relations approach with the UK sector to support and strengthen local infrastructure alongside international collaboration 

The work specification is for the period starting 01 December 2021 to 28 February 2022. The consultant(s) should have experience in the art sector landscape of Ethiopia, knowledge and appreciation of creative industries and inclusive communities, and experience in proposal development. 

Time Period:  Three months

Estimated budget: GBP 20,000 all-inclusive of VAT

Instructions for Responding

The documents that must be submitted to form your tender response are listed at Part [2] (Submission Checklist) of Annex 2 (Supplier Response) to this RFP. All documents required as part of your tender response should be submitted to or by mail to:; and   by the Response Deadline, as set out in the Timescales section of this RFP.