Design tools used during a creative industries workshop, including a wooden mannequin

The British Council commissioned two studies with a view to improving the evidence-base for government policies and to explore areas of possible future partnership between Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom. The aim of the first report – Mapping of the Creative Industries in Uzbekistan was to provide an overall profile of thecreative industries in Uzbekistan, drawing on quantitative and qualitative sources, and engagement with industry stakeholders, and to offer recommendations for next steps to support the further development the sector.

Following that first report, it was decided as a next step to focus more specifically on the staging and management of major live events and festivals, primarily in music, audio-visual and the performing arts more widely.