The British Council in Myanmar is committed in strengthening the cultural relations between the UK and Myanmar through arts and cultural programmes. In 2019, the British Council started to develop new strategies to effectively engage with the arts and cultural sectors across Myanmar for extending safe spaces for culture, creative exploration and exchange; building trust, enabling dialogue and presenting marginalised voices; and supporting the protection of cultural heritage and expression of cultural identities.


Closing date Monday 07 December 2020

Role overview

Early this year, the British Council convened the 'Arts for Change for Arts (AFCFA)' cultural forum in Myanmar to collectively reflect upon the role of arts in shaping a better future and supporting open, inclusive and stable societies. The forum covered the voices of artists, cultural professionals, social activists, and policymakers of diverse backgrounds from all over the country and provided the participants with opportunities to share their knowledge and expertise as well as to learn from each other. It was one of a kind cultural gathering that has ever happened in Myanmar with more than 200 participants from different sectors across the country. 

One of the key issues raised during the forum was women’s leadership and gender equality in Myanmar. The British Council is committed to playing its part in contributing to the SDGs, including the goals and targets on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Drawing upon this key AFCFA Forum finding, the British Council is interested in further understanding the current state of women’s leadership in arts and creative industries across Myanmar.  

How to apply

Read more about Terms of Reference at the attached document.

Applications should be sent to by 7 December 2020.