The British Council in Sub-Saharan Africa’s creative industries’ research work is dynamic and responsive to the evolving needs and priorities of the arts and cultural sectors.

Mapping and Research

We conduct mapping exercises and research studies to understand the arts and cultural landscape in Africa with the aim of identifying key players, assessing the challenges and opportunities, and exploring the potential for collaboration and growth within the creative sectors.

Policy Development

We engage with policymakers, cultural organisations, and artists to support the development and implementation of cultural policies in Africa. This includes research on policy frameworks, funding mechanisms, leadership models, innovative approaches, and strategies for cultural sector development, with a focus on sustainability and inclusivity.

Access the latest insights into Africa’s arts and culture sectors with these key publications below.

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