The British Council in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan announced the opening of a three-year Creative Producers programme. The programme aims to promote creative producing in Central Asian countries. The pilot cities in 2019 are Almaty and Tashkent.

We invited creative producers (both art managers and artists) who are just starting their careers but are experienced in arranging projects and can fulfil their projects in Almaty and Tashkent.

•The participants were selected by tutors from the UK who will conduct master classes in September.
•A total of forty applicants (20 in Almaty and 20 in Tashkent) will take part in master classes.
•Only 12 people, out of 40 selected applicants, took part in the trips to the festivals in the UK. (Maybe here we could list those participants who were in UK)

 

In 2019, the programme will comprise several stages:

•a trip to Supersonic in Birmingham and Manchester International Festival in Manchester (6 participants from Almaty and 6 participants from Tashkent);
•master classes in Almaty and Tashkent with tutors from the UK (up to 20 participants in Almaty and up to 20 participants in Tashkent);
•finalising projects and submitting grant applications (teams formed from the participants in the master classes);
•project implementation.
 

Key Dates

24 May: deadline for submitting applications

24 May – 3 June: reviewing applications and selecting programme participants

3–14 June: submitting UK visa applications. Visas will be considered for 3 weeks from the submission date

1–5 July: participants must have their passports with visas

14–21 July: trips to Supersonic in Birmingham and Manchester International Festival in Manchester (6 participants from Almaty and 6 participants from Tashkent)

2–6 September: master classes in Almaty and Tashkent with tutors from the UK (up to 20 participants in Almaty and up to 20 participants in Tashkent)

October 2019: finalising projects and submitting grant applications (teams formed from the participants in the master classes)

January–February 2020: project implementation

We are also looking for partners in Central Asia who would like to support our programme in the long term and contribute to developing creative producing. We are looking for partners who would be interested to take part in the programme at different stages:

•nominate creative producers from their projects or organisations;
•support future projects created as part of the programme with financial or non-financial resources;
•support the development of creative producing in Central Asian countries in the long term; and
•help to disseminate information about the programme and its outcomes.

 

If you are intersted please e-mail us.