The Creative HubKit is a free toolkit for people looking to set up a hub, cluster or network. It is made up of best practice examples, helpful experiences and tried and tested approaches from some of the most successful hubs in the UK and Europe.
Creative Dundee and Creative Edinburgh were commissioned by British Council to develop the Creative HubKit, a toolkit for people looking to 1. set up their own hub; 2. diversify their existing hub; or 3. understand the hub movement from an outside perspective.
Anyone who runs a hub, whether it’s a physical or virtual hub (like Creative Dundee) will understand how complex the role is and how ever-changing the business model can be. The Creative HubKit aims to give you the tools to help you work through the design and purpose of your own hub while understanding the invaluable nature that your community plays in its success.
Creative hubs have a variety of purposes:
The Creative HubKit includes the following content which we hope will be useful for anyone considering setting up a creative hub:
Made by hubs for emerging hubs, the Creative HubKit also includes helpful case studies from Watershed, CodeBase, Baltic Creative, FuseBox, Hackney WickED, Impact Hub Birmingham, Cardiff Start and Residence, with European examples from Factoria Cultural and FabLab Lisboa.
The Creative HubKit can be downloaded here.