Responding to high youth unemployment rates and an underdeveloped creative sector, Creative Spark will fund 38 international partnerships between higher education and creative institutions in the UK and: Armenia, GeorgiaKazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, UkraineUzbekistan and Azerbaijan


Armenian partner(s)

UK partner(s)

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology Aston University
Armenian National Engineering Laboratories of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA) University of London
Change School 
American University of Armenia  Northumbria University
Yerevan V. Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences 
State Academy of Fine Arts in Armenia 
University of Essex
Change School 
 National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA) formerly SEUA University of Southampton
Simonian Educational Foundation (TUMO) Norwich University of the Arts

Programme Updates

Awarded project representatives from all programme countries and the UK have met in Tbilisi, Georgia for the first time on 20–21 November 2018 for the “Creative Spark Programme Partners Meeting and Policy Dialogue Conference" to kick off their partnership plans.

During the event, national level policy experts, and the awarded project leads from the UK and the seven programme countries had the unique opportunity to share their national policies, strategies and implementation plans, exchange partnership plans between universities and other organisations and agree on future principles and themes of programme implementation.

At the bottom of the page you can download the full statement we came up with during this event, which will guide the programme participants.

If you have any questions about the grants, please contact our programme team or the local British Council office.