Type Call
Key dates

Application deadline: Friday 10 August 2018

Initial project timeline: October 2018 – October 2019

Eligibility UK higher education institutions

We are looking for a UK higher education institution to deliver a two-year arts management professional development programme for Museums and Galleries in Uzbekistan.


The British Council in Uzbekistan re-launched its arts programme in 2015. Its focus is policy dialogue and sustainable impact and capacity building and since 2015 it has engaged with 3000 decision makers, art professionals, arts teachers and students face to face and 11m through exhibitions, publications and broadcast. Our key partners in Uzbekistan are the Ministry of Culture, National Arts Academy, state museums, art galleries and key arts higher education institutions. 

The new national strategy of the Republic of Uzbekistan focuses on significant reforms in all sectors of the economy; the strategy aims to strengthen the importance of national art and culture development and to increase Uzbekistan’s international visibility. A new National Art and Culture Development Foundation was set up under the Ministry of Culture in May 2017. Among the key focus areas of the Foundation is capacity building for the arts and culture sector.

The British Council Uzbekistan in partnership with Art and Culture Foundation under the Ministry of Culture agreed to commission a two-year arts management professional development programme for Museums and Galleries in Uzbekistan with specific focus on management of modern museums; audience development, marketing and communication; education and learning programmes; facility and project management.


The project aims to develop and deliver a professional development programme which will include up to six one-week modules focusing on particular subject areas. Participants of the programme will include Art and Culture Foundation staff in charge of museums, practitioners from museums and galleries and tutors from art higher education institutions in Uzbekistan ( up to 24 participants).The project will involve collaborative work with the national project group to plan the programme, 4-5 visits over two years to develop and deliver the training programme in Uzbekistan. 

The programme will need to balance current theory and practice and to be based on an understanding of international practice and national cultural norms and best practice. A key element of the programme will be experiential learning. 

How to apply

Interested universities are asked to contact Jamilya Gulyamova, Deputy Director, British Council, Uzbekistan at jamilya.gulyamova@britishcouncil.org