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Research informs all of our East Africa Arts programmes. 

In 2014 the British Council commissioned a scoping study of art sectors in East Africa focusing on Creative Economy, Music and Visual Arts. The countries involved were Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia with a variety of stakeholders taking part including but not limited to artists, producers, commentators and cultural enthusiasts. The exercise produced three reports which, along with desk research and learnings from previous programmes, informed the creation of our East Africa Arts programme. 

Here we share these reports, as well as further research we have commissioned in order to provide essential data for the creative economy’s in East Africa and the UK, and to further inform our on-going programmes.

We hope you find the research useful! Do get in touch with any thoughts. 

You can also discover more global research undertaken by the British Council here.

And learn more about our global Creative Economy work here.


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