The British Council is looking to work with Philippine and UK-based research partners to understand the profile, dynamics and impact of creative enterprises in the Philippines. 

The project is part of a wider British Council-led programme of research on the creative economy across Southeast Asia. It aims to generate new, engaging and relevant evidence of the creative economy in the said region.

The creative industries is of growing strategic significance in the Philippines, with increased governmental and municipal interest in developing and growing the creative economy and in maximising its value to a range of agendas – such as for economic growth and competitiveness, inclusion and sustainability, and for creative city-making. This includes a focus on creative hubs, creative mapping and partnership and policy development.

While the creative industries is being described as having a profound social impact and being an enabler of inclusive growth, there is a lack of evidence that highlights how socially driven or aware creative enterprises are in the Philippines.

The researchers are expected to:

A. develop a comparative review of the practical discussions and definitions around ‘creative enterprise’, ‘social impact’, ‘sustainability’, ‘a successful enterprise’, ‘creative cities’, in the Philippines and in the UK or EU

B. analyse a sample of creative businesses working across identified sectors located in Cebu, Makati and Baguio City, in the context of delivering social impact 

C. draft 10 in-depth case studies from the sample above and a broader situational analysis

D. produce at least five visual maps/data visualisations that clearly illustrate key findings

E. develop a new set of success or sustainability indicators of creative enterprises

F. develop a set of strategic priorities and opportunities for advancing a creative/social agenda and industry in the Philippines

G. identify key insights for UK stakeholders and across the globe on effective and sustainable creative enterprise models in the context of an emerging economy.

Who can submit proposals?

The research will be undertaken by commissioning a Philippine-UK research team collaboration. IMPORTANT: All proposals must include a collaboration between a researcher/s from the Philippines and UK. Proposals that do not include a researcher from both the Philippines and UK will not be considered. 


Activity Date
Request for proposal issued to bidding suppliers 27 September 2019
Deadline for clarification questions (clarification deadline) 16 October 2019
British Council to respond to clarification questions 18 October 2019
Deadline for submission of request for proposal responses by potential suppliers (response deadline) 20 October 2019
Shortlisting and interview of up to three candidates 28 October 2019
Final decision 4 November 2019
Contract concluded with winning supplier 8 November 2019
Contract start date 8 November 2019

For detailed information on the request for proposal, please see the documents at the downloads section.

Submission of Proposal:

Submit the complete response forms to Michael Juadiong, Head of Procurement, British Council, via email at, by 20 October 2019, 17.00 (PH Time).