Responding to high youth unemployment rates and an underdeveloped creative sector, Creative Spark will fund 38 international partnerships between higher education and creative institutions in the UK and: ArmeniaAzerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, UkraineUzbekistan


Programme country partners

UK partners

Narxoz University CU Social Enterprise CIC
Impact Hub Pilot Almaty 
T. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts 
Goldsmiths University of London, Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship 
PI Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System Loughborough University
Kazakh-British Technical University 
Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory
The University of Reading
L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University University of Birmingham
Oxford Brookes University 
Kazakh-American Free University  University of East London
Atyrau State University
Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction
University of Leicester
Almaty Management University 
Kazakhstan Fashion Week 
University of Northampton

Programme Updates

Awarded project representatives from all programme countries and the UK have met in Tbilisi, Georgia for the first time on 20–21 November 2018 for the “Creative Spark Programme Partners Meeting and Policy Dialogue Conference" to kick off their partnership plans.

During the event, national level policy experts, and the awarded project leads from the UK and the seven programme countries had the unique opportunity to share their national policies, strategies and implementation plans, exchange partnership plans between universities and other organisations and agree on future principles and themes of programme implementation.

At the bottom of the page you can download the full statement we came up with during this event, which will guide the programme participants.

If you have any questions about the grants, please contact our programme team or the local British Council office.