The Creative Communities Unite: An Intercity Gathering is a three-day conference this 9-11 August 2019 co-created by hub managers and founders from the Philippines. It brings together the country’s creative hubs through a networking and skills building platform.

The event is also the culmination of the Creative Innovators Fellowship, which launched last year and received applications from 84 hubs all over the Philippines. The positive response revealed a good number of creative hubs emerging in the country. The programme aims to drive the synergy between creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for social impact.

Two hundred creative hub managers, community leaders and creative entrepreneurs from Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and other cities from the Philippines are invited to attend, share best practices and explore potential collaborative opportunities. Representatives from the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia will also be invited to talk about the creative scene in their own cities.

Is there a fee to participate in the event?

Yes, there is a participant’s fee amounting to P 500.00. It includes admission to the three (3) day conference with access to the following privileges:

  • Access to all conference activities
  • A chance to become a Presenter and talk about your hub (apply via https://tinyurl.com/ccuapps2019)
  • Access to networking sessions with 200 creative hub managers, community leaders and creative entrepreneurs from different parts of the Philippines and thought leaders from the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia 
  • Participation in curated workshops (limited slots)
  • Participation in hubs tour and visit (limited slots)
  • Access to Areté & Ateneo Art Gallery Open house and guided tours
  • Complimentary food and beverage (lunch and snacks only)
  • Invitation to the cocktail reception
  • All event merchandise
  • Room accommodation for hub managers and members (first-come, first-served basis, this option is available in the registration form)

Room Accommodation: For hub managers and members based outside Metro Manila, free accommodations on a twin sharing basis are available at the International Residence Hall, Ateneo de Manila University’s new living facility, from 8-11 August 2019. Food and beverage are not included.

What are the topics or themes in the three-day conference?

Day 1: 9 August, 09:00 - 17:30

  • Session 1: Founders’ Session: Why We Did What We Did?
  • Session 2: Our Communities of the Future (and Why We Need Them?)
  • Session 3: Culmination – Creative Innovators Fellows

Day 2: 10 August, 09:00 - 18:00

  • Session 4: Pecha Kucha and Pitch Sessions: The Hub and the City
  • Session 5: Meet My Hub: Share a significant challenge that your hub went through and overcame
  • Session 6: Meet My Hub: Share an impact story of how your hub has helped a community member
  • Session 7: Monitoring and Evaluating Your Hub: British Council (Breakout session)
  • Session 8: Makerspaces: Between Craft and Zeros Workshop (Breakout session)

Day 3, 11 August, 09:00 - 13:00

  • Creative Hubs Tour within Quezon City (limited slots only)

Full programme details will be released on 20 July 2019.

What are the important dates to remember?

  • Registration will be open from 8 July to 6 August 2019.
  • Deadline of submission of application as a conference presenter and exhibitor is on 29 July 2019.
  • Announcement of accepted conference presenters and exhibitors is on 1 August 2019.

Want to participate as Exhibitor or Presenter?

Creative Communities Unite 2019 offers various opportunities for creative hubs and participants to showcase their work. Applications are open to those who would like to be a conference presenter or an exhibitor. No additional payments or fees required. 

Conference Presenters

Conference presenters can apply for the following sessions: 

  1. Pecha Kucha and Pitch Sessions: The Hub and the City – Pitch how your hub is responding to your community’s issues to funders and local government officials (2 Presenter slots available)
  2. Meet My Hub Part I – Share a significant challenge that your hub went through and overcame (5 Presenter slots available)
  3. Meet My Hub Part II – Share an impact story of how your hub has helped a community member (5 Presenter slots available)

Note: The British Council will shoulder the cost of travel, room and board of the selected presenters based outside Metro Manila. 

Exhibitors 

All selected exhibitors will be provided with a table, chairs, and an exhibit space with electrical power at Areté's main lobby, the Ubuntu Space. 

Sign-up now: https://tinyurl.com/CCUApps2019

Creative Communities Unite: An Intercity Gathering is happening from 9-11 August at Areté Creativity Hub, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines.

For inquiries, contact britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.

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