1. Creative Hubs
Makerspaces, incubators, pop-ups, labs and clusters—these new spaces allow more people to use their creativity in exciting and productive ways. We support and connect collaborative communities who are building imaginative new ventures. Some recent projects include:
The Creative Hubkit - a free downloadable tool for people looking to set up a hub.
Open Movement° — an on-going, collaborative project, working to map innovative and creative spaces worldwide
2. Digital innovation
Digital technology is having a huge impact on how creative ideas can be distributed and made more accessible. We co-produce imaginative projects that explore the potential of what this means for our cities and societies. Have a look at our Creative Economy website.
3. Creative Enterprise
We’re helping to build sustainable businesses in the creative and cultural industries worldwide, sharing our knowledge and experience through skills workshops, mentoring and peer networks.
We also share these insights with policymakers to promote the development of diverse creative economies worldwide. We always work in partnership with global and local organisations to co-create projects that have the greatest benefit and impact. Our work is part of the British Council's remit to create more open, inclusive and prosperous societies. Some recent projects include:
Creative Enterprise Toolkit, in partnership with Nesta, and now translated into six languages.
The UK-Korea Catalyst Programme, bringing social enterprises together to share ideas and knowledge, on this link.
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Find here our toolkits, peer networks and links to the right support for your creative enterprise or practice.