Research Work: Transforming Narratives Community Facilitators

Transforming Narratives are looking for three people to work as community facilitators researching British Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in Birmingham, focusing on the Women’s Voice, the Kashmiri Voice and the Young People’s Voice.


As part of the Transforming Narratives initiative, we are commissioning research to understand the current narratives around contemporary culture, their engagement with the city and their experience of the city’s cultural life as well as their sense of connection with their country of origin amongst the British Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in Birmingham.

We are keen to engage with under-represented communities and voices, so we’re looking for proposals specifically focusing on three additional pieces of research:

  1. To represent the voices and views of women  of different ages and experiences from the communities.
  2. The voice of those with connections with Kashmir.
  3. The voices of young British Bangladeshi and Pakistani people.

To apply as an community facilitator for the Woman’s voice, Young People’s Voice please download the application information below.

Closing date EXTENDED: 9th April, 9am

Interviews will take place on 16th April

 Please send your CV and your proposal (max 3000 words) including a budget break down explaining spend and your fee of a maximum £5,000 by 9am on 9th April to:

About Transforming Narratives: 

Transforming Narratives aims to establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary South Asian arts practice, presenting multi-art forms through an artistic exchange programme, for the mutual benefit of Birmingham and cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

This initiative is working to deliver a step-change in the cultural relationships between Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh and to focus on the reciprocal exchange of contemporary cultural practices between these countries and the UK. While the project is rooted in the histories of the connections between these three places, its focus is resolutely on the contemporary cultural practises being shared between the cultural sectors in each place.

Transforming Narratives is a three year initiative, managed by Culture Central, and being delivered in partnership with The British Council and 12 diverse Birmingham-based cultural partners. It has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme and support from the British Council.  The British Council is an international cultural relations organisations which works to connect people and organisations in the UK with those in other countries, and has a number of offices in Bangladesh and Pakistan to help build these relationships.