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31 August 2022

Malaysia | Research on the role of arts and digital technology

A research opportunity exploring the role of arts and technology in the future of Malaysia’s creative economy.

Caption: Bor(neo): North+East - Soundbank Project – Supported by British Council Malaysia Connections Through Culture Grants 2020

This research opportunity explores the role of arts and technology in the future of Malaysia’s creative economy, looking to understand the ecosystem with its barriers, opportunities and stakeholders. The research findings will be utilised to develop a two-year programme for the development of sustainable creative collaborations pathways and activities between Malaysia and the UK.  


We are looking for a consultant with expertise and experience in the arts and technology sector, and international cultural policy and collaboration. The researcher needs to have and demonstrate a solid understanding of the trends, stakeholders and policies in the arts and tech sector in the UK. The lead UK researcher will have to identify and work with a Malaysian counterpart who will assist the UK lead researcher/consultant in the data collection, analysis and reporting.  This project will concentrate on developing a report, including recommendations to understand how arts and digital technologies can contribute towards a more sustainable creative economy. 


  • To lead on the project and to identify, hire and manage the collaboration with Malaysian sector experts/ consultant. 
  • To develop (research, co-write, edit) a report, including recommendations in collaboration with the British Council office and Malaysian sector experts/ consultant. 
  • To host an online sharing session of the insights from the report findings.



An online Q&A session will be hosted for potential applicants on Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 10AM BST. Join the live session using this link.

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