A stack of colourful illustrations by artist Mrigaja Bajrachary created during a British Council programme in Nepal.
Artwork by Mrigaja created during a British Council programme in Nepal in 2019. ©

Amuse Group

The Our Shared Cultural Heritage project is looking for Contributors to submit designs for Heritage Activity Packs responding to the wide theme of British South Asian Heritage.  

The Project

The Our Shared Cultural Heritage project (OSCH) focuses on exploring the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia. The project works with young people aged 11-25 to experiment and create new ways for museums and youth organisations to work together, become better places to explore identity, connect with others and create new opportunities for young people. The project is led by British Council in partnership with Glasgow LifeManchester Museum and UK Youth. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust programme. 

Heritage Activity Packs 

In response to being unable to do face to face activities the project wants to create and distribute Activity Packs for young people at home during lockdown. The packs will focus on South Asian diaspora heritage, stories and experiences. 

The packs will be made publicly available to download online as a PDF, but also will be printed by the project and distributed by youth groups. We are looking for contributors to submit two A4 pages each. These pages will then be collated into the Activity Packs.

There will be two packs created for:

  • 11-16 year olds
  • 16-25 year olds

We are open to the content of the pages, some ideas: 

  • Illustrations/colouring in
  • Stories/poems
  • Word searches/puzzles
  • Posters
  • Recipes


  • Two sides of A4 submitted in PDF
  • Image resolution must be at least 300 dpi
  • You will have roughly 2 weeks to create and submit the final pages once commissioned


Activity Date/Time
Deadline for applications 13 May 2pm
Confirmation of Commission 15 May
Deadline for final submissions 1 June

Contract Details

Each contributor will be paid a set fee of £480 for 2 pages of A4 

How to apply 

If you are interested in the opportunity, please download the below brief for further details and then email Isobel Cecil, Project Manager at isobel.cecil@britishcouncil.org with: 

  • No more than 300 words briefly describing your ideas for the pages
  • Examples of your works (Instagram, images, website link)

Please contact Isobel Cecil on isobel.cecil@britishcouncil.org with any questions