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4 August 2017

Call for proposals: Ghana @60 pop-up creative hub

Curate our pop-up hub for six days in Accra, Ghana in November 2017

We are looking for original and adventurous proposals to create a programme to celebrate 60 years of Ghanaian independence. This is an opportunity for young artists and creatives to develop their practice through peer-to-peer sharing and learning.

In November 2017, we’ll turn the British Council Ghana Skills Hub and Innovation Centre into a collaborative workspace for young artists, creatives, designers, technologists, ‘hackers’ and makers from Ghana and the UK to connect, share ideas and create. Activity will continue from August 2017 - March 2018 encompassing a range of multidisciplinary arts and creative economy activities. 

The project aims to connect British and Ghanaian young creatives to enable them collaborate and present their work. We want to stimulate debate and discussion to help articulate the challenges and opportunities for young people in the creative economy.

What we need from you

  • A joint proposal from a creative hub or network in Ghana and a similar network in the UK which comprises predominantly young creatives between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • One lead partner from either Ghana or UK and another partner from the other country.
  • Projects that strengthen and showcase Ghana / UK creative partnerships, explore the challenges that face young creatives in both countries and offer skills development. 
  • Partnerships that offer an exciting experience for artists, participants and audiences 
  • A strong digital element for wider audience engagement in both countries 
  • Projects that support the hub’s objectives, concept and themes

How to apply

Please download the documents below for further information and to apply - click here.

Deadline for applications is 14 August 2017.

Looking for collaborators?

If you are a UK creative looking for potential collaborators take a look at the below list of Accra hubs. 

Creative hubs

Digital Hubs with an interest in working with creatives

Organisations / Associations of creatives

Collaborative studios

Schools of design and arts / creative education and skills organisations