This was a four-day online gathering from 16 to 19 March 2021 in partnership with the Design Center of the Philippines.
Through Drivers of Change, we recognised the achievements of our Creative Innovators Programme (CIP) and celebrated the networks we have been working with since 2018. Local communities in the Philippines shared inspiring stories of innovation and resilience along with the international collaborations and connections underpinning their success.
Read British Council's statement on the International Year of Creative Economy here.
Our stories of impact
- Over the past three years, we focused our work on the creative economy in Southeast Asia on creative hubs that bring together people who work in the creative and cultural industries. We see hubs play an integral role in the growth of the creative economy, gathering and representing creative communities.
- In the Philippines, our partnership with the Design Center of the Philippines under the Department of Trade and Industry has been a crucial part of our work, through the Creative Innovators Programme.
- This three-year programme has resulted in rich networks and created real impact on a personal, community and international level.
We gathered responses from creative hub leaders on an inclusive and grounded future for the creative industries. Watch this video produced by our friends from Screenasia.