John Mari Recci Bacolor

City Wide Mapping and Growth Opportunities is a research project managed by the Creative Economy Council of the Philippines (CECP) through a grant from the British Council in the Philippines.

The project aims to provide a deeper understanding of the creative economy of the cities of Makati and Baguio based on the analysis of public records and sampling base, and to provide guidance for data collection, survey methodology and analysis that can later be scaled on a national level.

The output will be a strategic report that gives insight to the state and scale of a city’s creative industries and identify opportunities for growth. The methodology developed from the project will serve as a tool for other cities in the Philippines to replicate the study.

The project stems from discussions between the British Council and National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) , Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and CECP on priority areas for growing the creative economy of the Philippines, following a focussed group discussion with the said agencies last May 2017.

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM)  serves as the lead researcher, while Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (UK)  acts as the expert consultant.

The data and insights gathered from this report will inform future policies, programmes and roadmaps on the creative economy of the Philippines. NCCA will also develop a grant scheme for other cities to conduct their own mapping exercises.

The British Council has been supporting Philippine ambitions to grow this sector in its mission to create more prosperous and inclusive societies.