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Creative Spark Presentation by British Council

By Keti Donadze
Wednesday, August 1
On July 27, British Council held a presentation of a new initiative - Creative Spark at Courtyard Marriott hotel in Tbilisi.

The goal of the initiative is to enhance existing partnerships or foster new ones between UK Higher Education Institutions, related national bodies in the creative sector and the equivalent institutions in the program countries.

Creative Spark Partnership Fund will support the design and delivery of activities that support the development of enterprise education in program countries.

This will contribute to the reduction of unemployment by strengthening the creative industries in these countries through UK collaboration. Improve knowledge of English language though existing online platforms.

The grant up to ?50,000 per project is designed for organizations from city level to non-governmental that support the promotion of employment in the creative sector or play a key role in a creative industry.

The event was attended by the Minister of Education, Science, Culture, and Sport, Mikheil Batiashvili.

According to Mikheil Batiashvili, the initiative of the British Council will allow Georgian educational institutions to share the British experience and encourage students to develop creative tourism.

“If we look at global indicators, the share of creative industries exceeds the financial benefits created by the sector, such as auto industry, heavy industry, and more than 25 million people in this direction,” he said.

Program will be implemented in 7 countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

The program includes visits to the following universities: Goldsmith University, Norwich Arts, Art University, University of Cambridge, Coventry University, Lancaster University and various institutes of the creative industry.

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, which implements projects supporting culture and education in more than 110 countries.