Art of Peace is a component of the Safe, Cohesive and Just Communities Project (See Annex 1 – SCJC Project Factsheet) of the British Council in the Philippines, which aims to increase peace, safety and prosperity of vulnerable and at-risk Bangsamoro communities. Art of Peace focuses on Culture and Development to engage and empower arts organisations and peacebuilding civil society organisations from the Bangsamoro region and wider Mindanao to effect positive change in their communities through arts and culture. Art of Peace, through creative practices and approaches, will provide the skills, tools and knowledge to build capacity, strengthen confidence in using arts for peacebuilding, and establish an active network of arts practitioners and social leaders in the Bangsamoro region and Mindanao.

Together with a local partner, the UK organisation will co-create the capacity building programme. This includes the key themes for the Social Action Plans (SAP) to be developed by each of the teams. The provisional outputs are as follows: 

  • Delivery of training
  • SAP review and sign off
  • Delivery of Social Action Projects
  • Mentoring of Social Action Projects
  • Outreach and engagement events
  • Reflection and celebration workshops

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Increased ability to facilitate dialogue and networking across cultures, and work in collaboration with others through arts 
  • Increased understanding of the role of arts in effecting change in communities
  • Increased skills for embedding arts or creative practice in community development and peacebuilding 
  • Increased levels of confidence, sense of purposefulness and motivation to take action on social issues




RFP Issued to bidding suppliers 05 July 2019
Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline) 16 July 2019
British Council to respond to clarification questions 19 July 2019
Deadline for submission of RFP responses by potential suppliers (Response Deadline) 2 August 2019
Final Decision 9 August 2019
Contract concluded with winning supplier 14 August 2019
Contract start date 16 September 2019

For detailed information on the call, please see the attachments at the downloads section.

Submission of Proposal:

Please complete the response forms and return to Jean de Pano, British Council, via e-mail at by 18.00 (UK time) 02 August 2019.