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7 March 2019

(Closed) Azerbaijan Creative Economy Consultancy - Request for Proposals

Our team in Azerbaijan are looking for a consultant to provide a situation analysis of Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) and a set of recommendations for the development of the CCIs in Azerbaijan.

We are inviting proposals from UK based cultural and creative consultants to work with British Council Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Culture to analyse the Cultural and Creative industries (CCI) in Azerbaijan and make recommendations for further activity. 

The aim of this initiative is to support the Ministry of Culture with the development of the strategic vision for culture development in Azerbaijan and a long-term projection of a comprehensive reform in the culture and creative industry sector.


The British Council’s work in arts creates new relationships between artists, organisations and audiences to develop stronger creative sectors around the world. We help artists to break new ground, support creativity and innovation, increase capacity by building skills to support livelihoods and cultural enterprise, extend safe spaces for creative exchange and contribute to research and policy.

The British Council is an integral and important part of the UK’s bilateral relationship with Azerbaijan. It was established in Azerbaijan in 1993 to provide training services to the Azerbaijan public in English language, business administration and management. British Council Azerbaijan works with UK specialists to design the most effective projects, working with arts professionals and policy makers in the UK and Azerbaijan.

The Role

Working with The British Council Azerbaijan the UK consultant will scope out the current state of play within Azerbaijan’s cultural an creative industries, advise on strategy and actions to inform future CCI development programmes. Expected outcomes of the consultancy will include but not limited to:

  • Statistics relating to current businesses in the CCI (Total, length of operation, international partnerships etc.)
  • Highlight the main challenges and opportunities for businesses in the CCIs
  • Set of recommendations of next steps for continued support of the cultural and creative industries in Azerbaijan

British Council will advise the selected consultant on the content structure of the proposed strategy and action place, as this will need to be agreed with the Ministry of Culture.

Following the application process, the anticipate start date for the work will be from the 29th March and continue until June 2019 (dates tbc).


For full guidelines on how to submit a proposal please download and read the Invitation to Tender.

Deadline for clarification questions -  15 March 2019 (23.59 GMT)

British Council to respond to clarification questions - 18 March 2019

Deadline for submission of ITT responses - 22 March 2019 (23.59 GMT)

Expected contract start date - 29 March 2019


Clarification questions and proposals should be sent to