We are pleased to announce a call for proposals to undertake research into skills within the cultural sector in India across four cities: Mumbai; Chennai; Bangalore and Kolkata.
This research is being commissioned by the British Council’s Cultural Skills Unit which develops global programmes in capacity-building and professional skills for institutions, organisations and individuals to support a stronger, more prosperous cultural sector.
The research aims to identify professional development and learning needs as well as market demand, address skills gaps and identify opportunities to support India’s thriving creative talent. Research is on-going in Delhi and we are looking to expand research across other cities.
We are seeking applications from organisations, groups or individuals with relevant experience to submit proposals.
Who can apply
An individual or team who has experience of conducting social research, preferably in India, and within the cultural sector. They should have a good knowledge of the cultural sector across India, but specifically in the city or cities where they propose to work.
Agencies, higher education institutions or individuals may wish to form consortia to incorporate appropriate skill sets and experience. The researcher or research team must be able to conduct primary research in English in addition to the local language of the city in order to include a wide range of interviews.
The purpose of this call
The better skilled any sector is, the better it is able to support growth at national and grass-roots levels, building a more sustainable industry which contributes to society socially and economically.
Access to relevant skills programmes can enhance employability, open up new career pathways and bring confidence in building a stronger, more prosperous cultural sector.
Networks are formed opening up more opportunities for business, learning and exchange – individuals and institutions are better connected to eachother and collaborative working is enhanced.
New local, national and international partnerships are developed which benefit individual professional and industry needs.
Deadline for receiving applications
Please apply by 12 August 2016, for commissioning by 17 August 2016.
For those interested in applying, please read supporting documents and complete the application forms in the downloads sections below. Completed applications must be submitted by 12 August. All clarification questions and applications for submission should be sent to Erica Roscoe, Research Manager by 2 August.