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4 January 2015

Creative Hub profile: Fedoriv Hub

We're spotlighting some of the Ukrainian hubs taking part in the European Creative Hubs Forum in Lisbon. Find out about Fedoriv Hub, a unique multimedia workspace for those working at the intersection of business and creativity.

(c) Fedoriv 2014

The European Creative Hubs Forum in Lisbon is the first dedicated platform for Hubs managers across the EU and further afield to come together and discuss the future of the sector. For two days in Portugal, over 200 Creative Hubs managers will have the opportunity to network, share skills, experiences and case studies, explore new business models and opportunities for fundraising and private investment.

British Council have invited representatives from four dynamic and inspiring hubs from Kyiv in Ukraine to attend the forum, each bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience from a city rich in tech start-ups, innovation and creativity.

(c) Fedoriv 2014

The FEDORIV Hub is a unique platform which forms a point of intersection between business, talent, investment and creativity. It is a public multimedia space and is also the office of international marketing company FEDORIV. The meeting point between commerce and art is a particular focus for FEDORIV Hub, as can be seen in their programme of events, such as a recent business master class from Garry Kasparov, a talk from Pulitzer Prize nominee photographer Alan Chin and a Christmas art auction.

FEDORIV Hub, which opened in October 2014, is the youngest of the Ukrainian hubs  represented in Lisbon. Their plans for 2015 include a cinema club featuring screenings, meetings with directors and discussions with critics; musical events and performances; meetings with international business leaders and educational projects for IT professionals.

(c) Fedoriv 2014

We spoke to Olga Safina from FEDORIV Hub before the Hubs Forum in Lisbon.  She was looking forward to getting acquainted with the European hubs, finding out about their development strategies, as well as find new interesting contacts and ideas. She gave us her suggestions for spaces that culturally enrich Kiev and help make it an interesting place to live:

Creative Space Chasopys: home to an active IT community.

 Kyiv Academy of Media and Arts: KAMA is a unique project which aims to develop interest and expertise in media and communications through courses, lectures and networking.

The European Creative Hubs Forum, supported by partners including the British Council, runs between 13th-15th January 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.  More information here and join in the conversations live on Twitter during the Forum using #creative_hubs