Founded in 1934, the British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The charity, governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body, has a network extending across more than 100 countries, including South Africa.
In early 2016, Flow was tasked with creating a monitoring and evaluation report that assessed Connect ZA, the British Council's arts programme in South Africa, which was coming to the end of its first three-year season. The report involved extensive research, including creating and distributing a survey to a selection of the individuals and organisations with which the British Council collaborated, and conducting interviews with those deemed most significant or interesting.
This research was written up into two comprehensive and informative reports that met all of the requirements outlined by the British Council. One was an external-facing report, which primarily dealt with the programme's successes, and the other was an internal-facing report, which offered insights into the programme's challenges and shortcomings.
The reports gave an exquisite depiction of a programme that had furthered the careers of countless artists across South Africa and the United Kingdom. It was a creative, productive and powerful project, of which Flow was proud to be a part.
In the past, Flow has also been involved in helping the British Council in Africa with website content development and information management.