Be part of our 2022 programme and enjoy a series of workshops which include mentoring sessions, a pitching and networking event, and grant and showcase opportunities. Applications are now open!
From September 2022 to November 2022 selected applicants will participate in virtual sessions to develop awareness and skills, and connect with industry experts and stakeholders. They will benefit from a mix of mentoring, lectures, guided learning and field research. The programme will focus on experiential learning where facilitators will introduce diverse concepts across an interdisciplinary curriculum.
Topics such as design thinking, alternative economic models, business modelling, creative advocacy and prototyping will help challenge participants and inspire their personal and collective roles in climate action. They will learn the value of people-centred approaches which can lead to inclusive economic growth and see how these can take shape in the real world. Participants will be using Applied Arts Scotland’s Craft Toolkit (Nepali version to be available in September) to support their business modelling throughout the workshop period. At the end of the workshops, participants will have an opportunity to come together at a pitching event where up to six projects will be provided grants to pilot/prototype their ideas for a creative green economy. The grants project will be active in December/January to prototype/pilot the ideas and present them to audiences in Nepal and the UK.
Interested applicants can read through the Application Guide document to start. The guide is intended to answer any questions about the opportunity.
To apply you will either need to fill out a form (in English/Nepali) or in case of accessibility issues submit a video statement covering all questions on our form.
The deadline to apply is 23:59 (NPT) on 5 September 2022.
Nepali citizens, working in Nepal are eligible to apply. We highly encourage women, gender minorities, and youth from marginalised and minority communities to apply.
- Individuals or teams, from any educational background, industry, or creative discipline can apply.
- You do not require an idea to apply but if you do have an idea, it can be at any stage in development if the programme can make meaningful contributions to its progress/implementation.
- You will need to be able to access the internet in order to participate in the online workshop series.
- The pitching event will be organised in Kathmandu, this may require travel if you are participating from a location outside the Valley.
- Applications will be reviewed by a panel representing partners involved in the programme. The panel will be using multiple criteria to score each response with special attention to:
- Relevance and Purpose: how well the applicant evidences their motivations and aspirations, how relevant their purpose is to the programme outcomes/impact
- Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity: the panel will be considering the applications to select a representative cohort that is gender balanced and has adequate geographic/demographic spread
Successful applicants will hear from the British Council by 09 September 2022 about their placement.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2022 at 23:59 (NST).