Are you an event manager with experience in running live contemporary cultural events? Do you want to broaden your skills in managing contemporary cultural events?

The British Council is organising series of training programmes under our Creative Cities project. This is as part of the UK/Nigeria 2015 -16 season of collaboration. Project aim is to boost the skills and capacity of current and intending contemporary cultural event managers to sustainably programme market and fundraise for arts and culture events in Calabar and therefore grow arts and contemporary culture audiences in these cities. Event managers handling all areas of contemporary culture including arts, music, architecture, literature, fashion are encouraged to apply.

The skills acquired will also boost the engagement of the trained cohort with their city festivals through collaboration and employment during the festivals.


  • At the end of the training programme, participants should have honed the following skills set:
  • Programming- Audience development- Marketing- Fundraising- Box office- Contracting- Basic Technical expertise- Health and Safety.
  • Funding for cultural events will be delivered in two stages.

Participants will also have the opportunity to feed into and be part of planned online activities which includes:

  • An events management toolkit
  • Cultural events calendars
  • Online network for alumni


  • Current contemporary cultural events professionals with experience of running live events.
  • Participants must apply with an event they are working on or aspire to deliver.


Please send the following:

  • A one-page resume showcasing your work and experience
  • A one page write-up about an event you are working on or aspire to deliver soon.

To: on or before 20 December 2015 by 9am with Creative Cities as the subject of your email.  All successful applications will be notified by January 15th 2016.

Creative Cities is part of the UK/NG 2015 – 2016 season.

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