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Research

Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy

A dynamic ecosystem of creative spaces and communities has developed over the last 10 years. This report has been commissioned to better understand their diverse value, processes and motivations and in doing so, analyse how best to support and stimulate the wider creative economy they are rooted in.

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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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Research

Connecting Creative Communities: Creative Hubs in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

Research published in 2017. Beyond identifying and indexing creative hubs in Malaysia, the research looked at the challenges they face, how they operate and assessed their impact.

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Policy Guides

Creative Hubs Mapping Taiwan

How the creative economy in Taiwan is developing, with recommendations and outlooks for the future.

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Policy Guides

Mapping Creative Hubs in Malaysia

Mapping of creative hubs, including what we include in the definition of hubs, background, business models and structures. It also includes a directory of creative hubs and spaces in Malaysia.

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Policy Guides

Policy and Creative Hubs in Vietnam

An overview of the cultural and creative industries and creative hubs in Vietnam. Includes an analysis of where hubs sit within the legal system.

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Toolkits

Mapping the Creative Industries: a Toolkit

In many places, little is known about the size or location of the creative industries, or what their needs are. Mapping is the first step in changing this. This toolkit, developed by BOP Consulting does just that.

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