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Music Sector Ecology in Indonesia

The British Council is seeking a research consultant to make recommendations on how to shape its Indonesia music programme, on to the next stage of its development. In scope of this tender, we will work with a successful candidate who can deliver an action research programme which will provide a detailed understanding of the Indonesian Music Ecosystem. 

The research aims to:

  • establish the potential and determine the shape of creative future projects,
  • support creative collaborations as well as capacity building between UK and Indonesian artists, producers, creatives, and cultural organisations within the music sector. 

It will focus on Indonesian music sector in a targeted sample of urban areas – where the British Council is already active in creative hub development and wider partnership work. This includes a maximum of 3 places – e.g. Bandung, Bali (Denpasar) and Jakarta (and a focus on specific ‘music districts’ or hubs in each place).

This research will involve working with local research partner(s) to exchange good practice from the UK and internationally; to develop a methodology and typology for understanding the music ecosystem and identify the urgent needs and challenges in each cities.


5 months




Deadline for submission of RFP responses by potential suppliers (Response Deadline

8 September 2019, 23:59 WIB (17:59 GMT)

Contract Start Date

October 2019

Contract End Date

End of February/March 2020


The documents that must be submitted to form your tender response are listed at Part [2] (Submission Checklist) of Annex [2] (Supplier Response) to this RFP. All documents required as part of your tender response should be sent to the address below by 8 September 2019, 23:59 WIB Indonesian time (17:59 GMT UK time) to IDJKTprocurement@britishcouncil.or.id 

This tender is open to all UK or Indonesia reseachers.

Please do not forget to add your references, proof of capability document and written commitment to undertake the tasks outlined above.