We recognise the vital role of creative hubs in supporting the development of the eco-system of the creative economy in Ukraine. As part of House of Europe, from 2019 till 2022 the British Council will organise nine study tours for Ukrainian creative hub managers to different European countries.
Through these study tours we will look at creative hubs from different angles (including management, strategy and business modelling, audience development, partnerships, policy, etc.) to observe the various innovative models and approaches existing in countries across Europe.
Each study tour will have its own focus, yet the overall objectives of all nine study tours will be:
- to increase the capacity of creative hubs and communities in Ukraine to provide improved business development services and other relevant support resulting in a more enabling environment for creative business growth and sustainability;
- to broaden people-to-people contacts, enhance cooperation and provide opportunities for networking and establishing partnerships, between Ukrainian and European hub managers;
- to foster and strengthen links between hub managers in Ukraine and Europe.
At the end of each study tour we expect that participants will have learned about different available models and approaches in Europe and will have had the chance to establish a network of contacts and will have received hands-on advice and observations applicable for their work back in Ukraine.
Please watch this space for updates on the schedule of study tours and available open calls for participants.
Become Participant of the first Study Tour
The first study tour will take place from 2 till 7 February 2020 to the UK. The study tour is organised in partnership with British agency supporting growth of creative sectors Baltic Creative CIC.
During the five days participants of the Study Tour will visit two dynamic cities with developed infrastructure of creative hubs – Liverpool and Manchester. Both cities have one of the fastest-growing creative and digital sectors in the country, with a diverse range of clusters, from gaming to sci-tech and a thriving arts and culture scene.
The Study Tour participants will visit key locations in both cities, learn more about working models, and will be able to establish professional contacts with British colleagues.
The focus of the trip will be on hubs working in the following sectors: design, fashion, visual arts, digital and architecture.
Who can apply?
Eligible candidate should be a manager at a decision-making level of an existing creative hub or represent a Ukrainian organization wishing to set up a creative hub.
The preference will be given for hubs managers that are implementing projects in such sectors: design, fashion, visual art, digital and architecture.
Please mind that the working language of the study tour is English.
People with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Study tour will accommodate eight participants selected via open call. All travel, accommodation and food covered by organisers.