Creative Leadership Programme 2022

British Council Mexico's Creative Leadership Programme aims to support the development of cultural and creative leaders by building professional skills and approaches to governance.  

The British Council invites proposals from UK suppliers to curate, coordinate and produce a one-week residency programme focused on cultural governance and leadership which must be designed from November 2022 to February 2023. Through this initiative, 10 Mexican creative leaders will be supported to develop new governance proposals, whilst engaging in and being inspired by a series of talks, workshops and discussions exploring approaches to cultural leadership and governance. The participating 10 Mexican cultural leaders will be recruited through an open call run by British Council Mexico, and this one-week residency programme will run from late February to mid-March 2023. The core objectives are to support the selected Mexican leaders to:

  • Improve their understanding of the principles of effective governance within creative and cultural organisations. 
  • Apply principles or/and models of cultural governance to their own projects or organisations, improving the resilience and sustainability of the institutions they lead. 
  • Identify and strengthen their cultural leadership skills. 
  • Access a global network consisting of UK and MX creative and cultural pract.

The Opportunity 

The UK supplier will lead on programming, coordinating and producing the one week residency in the UK. The budget managed by the UK supplier is £70,000 GBP (VAT included), which should include the proposed fee of the UK supplier.  The UK supplier will be responsible for:

  • Managing £70,000 budget which should cover all costs of the programme. 
  • Present a proposal of an intensive residency programme that should include 3-4 activities per day which could be conferences, workshops, meetings, studio visits, board visits, etc.  
  • Production, and coordination of the totality of activities, sessions, and visits to cultural organisations.  
  • Manage and coordinate  the selected 10 Mexican participants including: 
  1. Their accommodation in a nearby area where the residency will happen 
  2. Their flights from Mexico- UK -Mexico 
  3. Their per diems or provide for breakfast, lunch, dinner.  
  4. Their basic travel insurance during travel dates. 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the participants after the programme ends, 6 months later and a year later with the support of the British Council.  

British Council Mexico has an existing programme structure (see ITT). Though the UK supplier will not be responsible for the overall programme design, British Council nonetheless welcomes suggestions of any improvements, changes or augmentations to the existing programme outline. 

Invitation to Tender 

To submit a proposal please go to our British Council electronic tendering process webpage to register and to read the instructions and further context included in the ITT pack. The pack includes the core ITT which covers specifications, deliverables and proposal guidance, and additional application annexes. We are open to applications from a range of organisations, from SMEs to large institutions. Proposals must include a pricing approach.  

The deadline for proposals is 4 December 2022 23.59 GMT 

For questions about the platform write to   

Additional information for accessing the ITT on the website 

Name: Mexico - Creation, coordination, and implementation of The Creative Leadership Programme 2023 

Reference: BC/02678 


Link to the tender:  

Deadline for clarifications: 25/11/2022