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25 October 2018

Call for proposals – training provider in inclusive arts for cultural and creative hubs

We're inviting proposals for a creative training provider to design, develop and deliver training in inclusive arts for cultural and creative hubs in Vietnam.

The British Council is looking for a creative training provider or a higher education institution to work with the Cultural and Creative Hubs Vietnam Project Team, to co-create and deliver a one-week training programme in inclusive arts in January 2019.


Cultural and Creative Hubs Vietnam is a three-year project funded by the European Union and implemented between 2018 and 2021 by the British Council, in partnership with the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies. This project proposes a series of activities focusing around a network of local organisations – the Cultural and Creative Hubs (CCH) – that actively engage with practitioners and the audiences in the field of arts, culture, and creativity. 

The project has been designed to encompass three interlinked key components. The first surrounds building and improving the skill sets of CCHs managers and owners, as well as their artists and creative practitioners – in particular, in terms of management, audience development, and other specialised creative and cultural skills. The second component aims to create opportunities – via policy dialogue and other platforms – for direct and open exchange towards relationship building between CCHs and government administration of the culture sector. The third component promotes the sharing, learning, and networking amongst hubs from different parts of Vietnam, as well as between Vietnamese hubs and their European counterparts.

More information about the project here

The British Council is looking for a creative training provider or higher education instititue to work with the local teams to co-create and deliver a one week training programme in inclusive arts aimed at cultural and creative hub owners and managers.


The objective of this training programme is to improve the capacities and enhance the capacity of CCH owners and managers in area of inclusive arts, both in terms of working with artists and creative practitioners and engaging with the audiences.  

The participants will be owners and managers of the six key cultural and creatuve hubs of the projects. The training will be delivered in Ho Chi Minh City in January 2019.

Expected outcomes of the programme are:

  •  participants will have improved skills and knowledge around inclusive practice in the arts and culture
  • participants will be prepared to work in inclusive contexts, especially with groups of audiences they see as under-presented and/or vulnerable
  • participants and their organisations will have increased engagement with under-represented and/or vulnerable groups in Vietnam
  • participants will be able to cascade training materials to other CCH owners and managers in their network. 
  • cultural and creative hubs in Vietnam are supported, upskilled and interlinked
  • cultural and creative hubs programmes can reach and engage further audiences.

Scope of work

  • co-creation (i.e. adaptation of existing training to the local context in consultation with the British Council team) of a maximum five-day training programme and all training materials for inclusive arts that responds to the needs of the Vietnamese CCHs
  • delivery of this training programme in Vietnam for a group of 20 – 25 participants who are hubs owners and managers
  • evaluation of the training programme, including recommendations for similar training in the future, in form of a short write-up report (not exceeding ten pages). 


How to Apply

Interested training providers are invited to submit proposal including, more details can be found in the Request for Proposal:

  • A training profile/portfolio, highlighting experience in developing and conducting training in inclusive arts and/or biography of trainer(s). Maximum five pages.
  • Proposed training programme (three to five days), which responds to the training needs of Vietnamese CCHs in inclusive arts (see Annex 1 for more information). Maximum five pages.
  • Proposed budget covering up to ten days of training course development, training delivery and reporting, including travel time UK – Vietnam and not including travel related costs. Maximum one page.

Proposals will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in developing and conducting bespoke inclusive arts training. Experience in the South East Asia context is desired. 
  • Quality training format and content responding to local needs for inclusive arts training.
  • Competitive costing and budget. 

See Clause 14 Evaluation Criteria in the Request for Proposal for more details.

Application deadline: 15 November 2018 

Please send your proposal to 

Questions and queries can be sent to and marked CHV IA in the email subject

Successful candidate will be notified by 3 December 2018.