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28 June 2015

Creative HubKit: made by hubs for emerging hubs

The Creative HubKit is a free toolkit for people looking to set up a hub. It is made up of best practice examples, helpful experiences and tried and tested approaches from some of the most successful hubs in the UK and Europe.

Design by Martin Baillie

Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee were commissioned to develop the Creative HubKit, a toolkit for people looking to 1. set up their own hub; 2. diversify their existing hub; or 3. understand the hub movement from an outside perspective. 

Anyone who runs a hub (refer to pp.4-5. in the Creative HubKit for our definition of hub) will understand how complex the role is and how ever-changing the business model can be, each being as unique as fingerprints.  The Creative HubKit aims to give you the tools to help you work through the design and purpose of your own hub while understanding the invaluable nature that your community plays in its success. 

Made by hubs for emerging hubs, the Creative HubKit also includes helpful case studies from Watershed, CodeBase, Baltic Creative, FuseBox, Hackney WickED, Impact Hub Birmingham, Cardiff Start and Residence, with European examples from Factoria Cultural and FabLab Lisboa.

Download your copy of the Creative HubKit here.  This resource also accompanies our toolkit for hacks, The Art of Hacking, developed by FutureEverything.  Let us know of your experience in using our Creative HubKit and your hub will feature on our site.

Developed by Creative Edinburgh & Creative Dundee
Commissioned by the British Council
Supported by Creative England
Designed by Martin Baillie