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Creative Communities Learning Lab

A new series of dynamic and accessible online learning modules for creative and cultural professionals around the world, designed with input from creative hub leaders from Southeast Asia and the UK.

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We are delighted to be sharing with creative professionals and all those interested worldwide, our new series of free online learning modules. These have been developed with input from experts and hub leaders in Southeast Asia and the UK, and cover themes such as managing digital communities, new ways to monetise creative work and strategies to develop original, innovative online course content for creatives. Learn more here

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The beginning of each course features guidance on how to navigate the hosting platform, especially with regards to each course’s submodules. Each course starts with a list of learning objectives and an introduction to the authors and contributors. They contain text, videos, cue cards, links to external sources and further reading, some downloadable worksheets, and other visual materials. 

To access the courses, participants need to register by clicking on the designated button above or on the course titles below. Registration is free and the direct links to the courses will be displayed at the end of the registration form. For more information on how to access the courses, you may browse our Frequently Asked Questions document, and read through the information below.

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Course 1 - Digital Community Strategy and Management

This course focuses on new ways to engage and maintain communities online, building on existing patterns of peer-support and collective sensemaking. This course also provides guidance on how to measure ‘creative value added’ and evaluate the effectiveness of a digital community strategy and management.

It takes approximately 4 hours to go through this course.

Course 2 - Ways to monetise creative services

This course brings together practice-oriented insights and knowledge from the UK and from across the Southeast Asian creative hubs community to explore innovative ways to digitalise and monetise creative work. Contents include building confidence in monetising hybrid revenue streams, strategies for creatives with limited internet connectivity, and effectively translating creative work online.

It takes approximately 3.5 hours to go through this course.

Course 3 - Bringing your training online

This course focuses on online skills training, outlining the key steps of a typical design process, useful digital platforms, and pedagogical approaches that can help create a compelling learning experience. A key goal is to empower creative hub leaders and creative professionals to develop original, bespoke digital learning content.

It takes approximately 3.5 hours to go through this course


Anh Tuan Nguyen, Art Director, Heritage Space (Vietnam)

Krittiya Trakoontiwakorn, Co-founder, 141 Social Enterprise (Thailand)

Rey Coloma, Regional Filmmaker, North Luzon Cinema Guild, Inc. (Philippines)


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