CREATIVE HUBS ACADEMY – Call Out
A Transformational Learning Programme for Creative Hub Leaders
The British Council, Hivos and Nesta are collaborating to launch Creative Hubs Academy in East Africa, a new learning programme for leaders of creative hubs that serve communities in the fields of creative, digital and social innovation. Creative hubs are physical or virtual spaces for creative and social entrepreneurs to connect and support one another while developing their ideas and businesses in a nurturing environment.
The programme has been designed through research and workshops to help hub leaders gain new skills and insights to help them shape and grow their hub offers.
This programme; Creative Hubs Academy brings together a global network of hub leaders together and enables them to exchange ideas, share their experiences and learn from each other.
There are three core activities in this programme. The first activity is a capacity building workshop where leaders of the Hub will receive materials, network with other Hub Leaders, and share solutions of the challenges they have been facing with the facilitators and guest speakers. The second activity is Learning in Action, where leaders of the Hub will receive a fellowship to put their plan—a result of the learning process at the workshop—to action. Through this phase, a number of mentors and facilitators will constantly guide the leaders of the Hub. In the last activity, the leaders of the Hub will be invited back to participate in a Coaching Retreat where they will reflect the whole process of learning.
This programme is available for creative entrepreneurs 18-35 engaged in hub spaces from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda to be part of the programme.
Types of hubs are not limited to and can include:
Art hub, Collective of artists/creatives, Studio, Design space/hub, Coworking space, Production house, Hackerspace, Makerspace ,Incubator, Accelerator, Talent management agency
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR
The Creative Enterprise Hubs Academy Programme is designed to support entrepreneurs who are already in the process of setting up their own creative hub. The workshop content and activities are relevant to people whose businesses are up-and-running and those who are in the very early stages.
As part of the Hubs Academy programme the selected participants will receive bespoke mentoring and coaching on business development, financing and innovation management delivered both face-to-face and remotely. The coaching and mentoring programme will set up a sector-specific business plan for the hubs including a follow on coaching retreat (May 2020)