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31 August 2022

Thailand | Research on creative and cultural districts

A research opportunity mapping the creative and cultural districts in the UK and Thailand.

Sakon Hed Festival, Thailand

The aim of the research is to establish best-practice models for sustainable communities and creative economy development. Research findings will be utilised to develop a two-year programme for the development of creative districts in Thailand.

INVITATION TO TENDER

We are looking for a UK consultant to research the creative and cultural districts in the UK and Thailand with an aim to establish best-practice models for sustainable communities and creative economy development, with examples from the two countries. The research findings will be utilised to develop a two-year programme for the development of creative districts in Thailand which will affect policy change at the local and national level. The key Thai partner in this research project is Creative Economy Agency.  

DELIVERABLES 

  • An overview of creative and cultural districts in the UK and Thailand – their typologies, functions, operating, funding, and monitoring and evaluation models, socio-economic and cultural impacts. 
  • An assessment and modelling of best practices in terms of management and public participation for sustainable creative and cultural districts.
  • A section exploring creative and cultural districts for women and marginalised groups. 
  • A set of policy recommendations for the local governments on how to support the development of the cultural and creative industries in Thailand. 
  • Presentation of research findings and a networking session for UK and Thai professionals working in/for the relevant creative and cultural districts  

TIMELINE 

Q&A WEBINAR

An online Q&A session will be hosted for potential applicants on 9 September 2022 at 10AM BST. Join the live session using this link.

Submitting your application

Download the RFP to apply here.