National and local governments in the Philippines are becoming increasingly interested in the creative economy. However, evidence on the hubs’ contribution to their communities is lacking. This research exercise sought to understand the creative hubs profiles, dynamics and effects, notably social impact, in the Philippines.
Drew Wylie Consultancy and Qrious conducted this study and found out how creative hubs make an impact at the individual, community and national levels in the Philippines.
Drawn from a series of surveys, profiling, and in-depth interviews with hub managers and stakeholders in the creative industries, the report provides:
- an overview of the general context in which hubs operate, and;
- a study on how hubs construct and assess their influence.
Pineapple Lab, ANTHILL Fabric Gallery and MATIC HUB are just some of the hubs in Manila and Cebu included in the case studies.
‘Happy Nests’ highlights that creative hubs model has proven effective as a research and development vehicle that links the motivation and innovation of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with wider themes. It also offers insights on how initiatives from the UK, Europe and North America strengthened their creative communities and wider societies by working with policymakers, academics and hubs.
The report is a useful reference for policy makers, researchers, development organisations, investors and everyone interested in the creative economy in the Philippines.
The Executive Summary of the report is available here.
For the full report, please visit the British Council Philippines dedicated webpage.Open URL