Invitation for Expressions of Interest – Cultural Research Consultant

Selam, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) Division of Culture and Sports are inviting experienced research consultants to express their interest in conducting a Baseline Study and Actor Mapping in Uganda. This consultancy aims to provide valuable insights into the current state of public investment in the culture sector and to identify key stakeholders within the culture sector to enhance lobbying efforts for cultural development.

About Selam

Selam is a Pan-African organisation based  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Selam was created in 1997 and has since  evolved into an international player, partnering with artists, cultural producers, the private sector, the media, culture institutions, researchers, and national and regional governments across the African continent as well in other regions in the world.

About the AU

The Division of Culture and Sports harmonises and coordinates activities and policies across the continent, in order to build further structure and opportunities for using culture for integration and African renaissance, cultural development, promotion of creative and cultural industries. The Division works with the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States and development to ensure the implementation of cultural policies that create jobs, promote the continent’s enormous resources and skills, and change lives.


The primary objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive baseline study to understand the extent of public investment in the culture sector, including the distribution and utilisation of funds in Uganda.
  • Identify key stakeholders within the culture sector to facilitate the formation of national networks, which will subsequently connect regionally to amplify lobbying efforts for cultural development.

Scope of Work

The selected consultant (s) will be expected to:

  • Review existing literature and data related to public investment in the culture sector.
  • Design and implement surveys, interviews, and data collection processes.
  • Analyse data to determine investment levels, distribution, and utilisation of public funds.
  • Identify government bodies, cultural organisations, artists, academics, and experts within the culture sector.
  • Develop a database of stakeholders to facilitate communication and collaboration.
  • Actively seek collaboration with government stakeholders, including Ministries of Culture and National Arts Councils.


The consultancy is expected to be conducted within a timeframe of five weeks, starting from 15 November and ending 15 December.

How to Express Interest

If you possess a proven track record in conducting research and studies related to culture and creative industries, along with expertise in data collection, analysis, and reporting, we encourage you to express your interest in this assignment. You should also have familiarity with the culture sector in Uganda and strong communication and presentation skills.

To express your interest, please submit your detailed proposal, including methodology, timeline, and CV, to by 15 November. More details regarding compensation and remuneration will be provided upon engagement.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Contact : Lucy Ilado –  Regional Programme Director  |  Email:    Whatsapp:   +254 700 322 664

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