We are inviting applications for curation of our 6-day pop-up creative hub in Accra.


Location Accra, Ghana
Duration Fixed term
Closing date Monday 14 August 2017

Role overview

In line with the above objectives, from August 2017 until March 2018 the British Council will deliver a series of multidisciplinary arts and creative economy activities to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Ghana’s independence. Majority of the activity will take place during a six-day pop-up creative hub that will see us turning the British Council Ghana Skills Hub and Innovation Centre into a collaborative workspace for young artists, creatives, designers, technologists, ‘hackers’ and makers from Ghana and the UK to connect, share ideas and build physical outputs. The core activity will hold in the second week of November 2017.

The key objectives of the pop up hub will be to:

  • Connect British and Ghanaian young creatives to enable them collaborate and present their work 
  • Stimulate debate and discussion to help articulate challenges and opportunities for young people in the creative economy
  • Offer an opportunity for young artists and creatives to develop their practice through peer-to-peer sharing and learning 

What we are looking for:

  • We are currently seeking original and adventurous proposals to curate the programme for the six-day pop-up hub. 
  • A joint proposal from a creative hub or network in Ghana and a similar network in the UK which comprises predominantly young creatives between the ages of 18 and 35
  • The proposal must have one lead partner from either Ghana or UK and another partner from the other country
  • Projects that offer a balance between: forums that give participants an opportunity to strengthen and showcase Ghana / UK creative partnerships, explore the challenges that face young people in the creative sector in the UK and Ghana and offer skills development. 
  • Creative partnerships that offer an exciting experience for artists, participants and audiences 
  • Projects that support the hub’s objectives, concept and themes, as stated above
  • Projects that have a strong digital element for wider audience engagement in both countries 

How to apply

Please download the documents below for further information and to apply

Timeline For Applications

Deadline for Grant Applications is 14 August 2017.

Call for applications

July/August 2017

Proposals submitted by

Monday 14 August 2017

Notification to shortlisted applicants

Friday 18 August 2017


Week of 21 August

Programme development

End August to November 2017

Ghana Pop-Up Hub

Mid November 2017

Evaluation deadline

February 2018