Creative Central Asia Background

Launched by the British Council in 2017, Creative Central Asia (CCA) series of conference was designed to stimulate a new type of leadership conversation between the UK and Central Asia, focused on the creative and cultural economy. It aimed to build an influential and engaged leadership network through a series of international events, taking place annually in Central Asia in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 

Objectives for CCA: 

  • Promote the creative economy and engage with policymakers (government bodies and intermediate agencies) and private businesses in Central Asia and show them the creative economy's potential in the region;
  • Incorporate new types of tailored programming and grow a digital community 
  • Engage with the UK sector and open-up new potential partnerships, collaborations and the exchange of knowledge and  best practices;
  • Raise the awareness about creative economy and share the best success stories in the region 

The 4th edition of CCA (Bishkek Forum) will take place online in March 2021 (see the programme below) and organised by the Creative Central Asia Network (CCAN) in partnership with ololo group of companies (Kyrgyzstan), and supported by the British Council.

Date  Topic  Registration
2 March Launch of the Creative Central Asia Network  Register here
9 March Creative Industries classification  Register here
16 March Skills and education for the future  Register here
23 March Study of successful models and cases of creative and cultural industries Register here
30 March Policy framework for the creative economy in the region  Register here

You can find more information about the previous events here:

The year 2021 has been declared as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development by UNESCO. We would like to acknowledge this fact and include where possible in the discussions and open-calls following Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 17: Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

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