About the project 

British Council Libya seeks an arts and culture partner to design and deliver a series of talks with the Libyan cultural sector. This series is part of the Culture Connects Us project which aims to: 

  • Create a safe space where Libyan artists, researchers, cultural operators, local community, and creative professionals can come together to discuss common interests and challenges, share approaches and performance, and develop ideas and knowledge. 
  • Support UK and Libyan artists and cultural organisations to connect, build new networks and lay the foundations for future collaboration 

The selected partner will work closely with the British Council to identify key topic areas for the talk series. They will then lead on the development and delivery or the talks - overseeing the format, speakers, audience outreach and technical delivery. 

For more information, please downland the Request for Proposals document below.

Grant and timeline 

A maximum budget of 14,000 GBP is available for this project. This funding is expected to cover the delivery of a minimum of four talks. Applicants can charge reasonable administrative, management and overhead costs to the project budget. 

Project timline:

Activity Timeline 
Call for Application Opens 9 December 2021
Application deadline 23 December 2021
Decision and informing applicants 29 December 2021
Project planning and implementation

January 22 - March 2022

All activities must finish by the end of March 2022

Project Reporting Completed by end of April 2022

Partner eligibility criteria 

We are looking for a partner who has: 

  • Strong experience and knowledge of the art & culture sector in Libya.  
  • Extensive experience in organizing and managing online events including workshops, exhibitions, and talks. Applicants must be able to evidence a significant track record in delivering similar projects and be able to share information on previous work in Libya.  
  • Access to a diverse network and relevant audiences in Libya and a track record of achieving good reach and visibility for previous activities and events.  
  • A solid understanding of relevant production resources needed for the talk series, including the required equipment, human resources, venues& platforms, and social media channels/pages to promote for the series. 
  • Experience of working with groups from different social, economic, geographic backgrounds. Applicants should show commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Applicants, including those who do not meet all eligibility criteria (above), are encouraged to apply jointly with one or several partners (up to two partners). Criteria will be evaluated at the collective level. For example, an NGO with expertise on a specific criterion but which does not have the required experience in other criteria may team up with another organization to apply for this opportunity. 

How to apply: Submission of applications:

 All applicants should submit the following documents completed to the British Council. 

  • Completed application form (below) 
  • Completed budget template (below) 
  • A proposal detailing your approach to the project. This should include: 
  • A summary of your approach to the talk series, the key stakeholders you will seek to engage and the activities you will deliver 
  • A detailed timeline for the talk series activities  
  • Information on key people involved in your project team 

Applications and annexes should be sent to the following email address:  Programmes.Libya@ly.britishcouncil.org  

The deadline for applications is Thursday 23 December 2021 at 11:00am Tripoli time. Any application exceeding these deadlines will not be considered.