As part of the Creative Innovators Programme, the practical workshop Creative Hubs: Learn 101 was held over the course of two-days (12–13 October 2018) at the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau in Makati, where our Fellows explored key issues hub managers face in the Philippines when adapting and growing their communities and hub spaces. Joined by our partners from the Design Center and the Philippine Trade Training Center, they explored how leaders and their teams can practically support their communities, communicate the value of what they do, all whilst staying on top of their internal operations.
With strong networks being central to the success of creative hubs, the workshop sought to strengthen collaborations across the Creative Innovators Fellows and our partners, with opportunities to connect remotely through co-creation sessions and webinars held online with Nesta facilitators and the Fellows.
The workshop was led by Catherine Docherty, an accredited trainer and creative entrepreneur in her own right. She has worked in design and innovation for over 20 years in the UK, and is Founder and Managing Director of Journey Associates, an agency that helps organisations improve their economic and social impact through a participatory, design-led approach.
Joining forces, the British Council, Nesta and Hivos have developed this flexible, co-creating learning framework, specific to the needs of creatives hubs and with the space to adapt to the needs of localised regions. The workshop was built on design-led foundations and promotes a learn-by-doing approach in a collaborative learning environment. Learn more about the workshop’s overall programme and modules below, as well as additional information and resources from Nesta.