In line with its commitment to advancing creative practices and cultural professionalism in Southeast Asia, the British Council has commissioned Ateneo Art Gallery to do an in-depth research to better understand the context, nature and aspirations of creative hubs in the Philippines.
Report: Fostering Communities – Creative Hubs in the Philippines
This mapping exercise further aims to provide a profile of the cities and the creative communities that dwell in them through an assessment of the hubs’ directions, challenges and merits. The study grounds itself on the idea of 'exchange, transfer and facilitation of knowledge'.
With this as starting point, the research looks into varying forms of hubs – as alternative spaces, artist-run spaces, makerspaces, innovation centres or co-working spaces. It has chosen to focus on nine hubs that represent unique models and processes in terms of operations and objectives within Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
The nine (9) case studies are:
- 98b collaboratory (metro manila)
- Project space pilipinas (quezon province)
- Los otros (metro manila)
- Sipat lawin ensemble (metro manila)
- Green papaya art projects (metro manila)
- Casa san miguel (zambales)
- Bellas artes projects (bataan / metro manila)
- Co.lab (metro manila)
- Miriam college- henry sy, sr. Innovation center (metro manila).
The research acts as a starting point for further exploration of these spaces and possible intersections for future programmes.
Researcher Team: Paolo Arago, Iris Ferrer
Research Advisers: Ma. Victoria T. Herrera and Yael B. Borromeo of Ateneo Art Gallery
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