Creative Spark

Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme is a five-year initiative to help develop the creative economy and enterprise skills across seven countries in Central Asia, (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan), South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) and Ukraine.

Our team was successful in two bids to work with local partners in both Armenia and Kyrgyzstan to provide skills development for 500 students and young creative entrepreneurs in each country. The training modules will be co-designed with ChangeSchool, our partner in the UK for these projects, as well as our partners in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, to ensure they are appropriate to the local environment.

The Programme

The programme has been developed in response to an underdeveloped creative sector and a demand for entrepreneurship training to support wealth and job creation in these countries. Creative industries have driven economic growth in the UK and we will use this experience and expertise to support sustainable development and social welfare.

The project will draw on experience of the Boosting Resilience programme and from delivering the interdisciplinary Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (MICL) which we have been running since 2010.

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Our Partners

We are delighted to work with ChangeSchool our UK partners, our Armenian partner ANEL and our Kyrgyzstani partner AUCA. We will also be working with the local branch of Enactus.

Further details of our project with ANEL can be found on their Creative Spark page.


Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme is funded by the British Council. For further information on the programme, please visit the British Council’s website.

Follow Creative Spark and get in touch

Creative Spark activities can be followed on Twitter using #MyCreativeSpark. If you would like to connect with us or any of our partners do get in touch.