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Research

Intersections: Emerging creative trends across UK art and digital culture

A series of conversations looking at the ideas and creative practices at the junctures of art and technology in the UK.

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Toolkits

How to set up and run a creative hub

Hubs are co-working or cultural spaces focussed around collaboration and community. If you are looking to set one up or run one, the Creative HubKit has examples of best practices from some of the most successful hubs in the UK and Europe. It was created together with Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee.

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Insights

Introduction to the Creative Economy

First published in 2010, this is an excellent guide to the creative economy, its reach and impact. Written by John Newbigin OBE.

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Research

Making Space

Making Space is a series of essays commissioned in collaboration with the Barbican. The essays undertake a body of research into how arts organisations and cultural producers are seeking to become more responsive to an increasingly complex world beyond their walls, and play a stronger role in civic and social life.

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Research

Mapping Creative Hubs in England

This mapping report provides a record of creative hubs across England, along with an overview of their role, their challenges and their drive to deliver social and economic impact.

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Research

Mapping Creative Hubs in Scotland

This mapping report provides a record of creative hubs across Scotland, along with an overview of their sustainability, social and economic impacts, their international connections and their inclination to respond to global challenges.

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Toolkits

Creative Hub Leader's Toolkit Translations

Download our Creative Hub Leader’s Toolkit in a variety of languages for free.

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Courses

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.

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Courses

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.

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Courses

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.

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Courses

Facilitating Creative Collaborations

This course is designed for entrepreneurs and creatives who would like to improve the quality of engagement and collaboration to nurture a deeper sense of community.

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Networks

UK-SEA Creative Hubs Connect

A new online network connecting Creative Hub leaders, innovators, and practitioners in South East Asia and the UK.

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Toolkits

Creative Hub Leader's Toolkit

We are delighted to launch our brand new Creative Hub Leader’s Toolkit, a free practical guide for emerging and established creative hubs.

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Evaluations

Enabling creative communities in Southeast Asia

This report is an external evaluation of the Hubs for Good programme led by the British Council in Southeast Asia between 2018 and 2021.

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