Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
28 JUN 2015 - 30 JUN 2015
Bios (Greece), Addict (Portugal), Betahaus (Germany), Kulturni Kod (Serbia), Creative Edinburgh (UK), Factoria Cultural (Spain), European Business Network.
British Council, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Cinema São Jorge © Pedro Sadio

European Creative Hubs

Warm Up Lisbon 2015 Forum

This first Creative Hubs Forum took place in Lisbon in January 2015 in several venues, including Sinel de Cordes Palace. A major three day event in Lisbon, with over 200 creative hubs from across Europe connecting and sharing knowledge. Partners included ADDICT, Creative England and City of Lisbon. Over 200 hubs managers from across Europe came together for talks, case studies, workshops and networking opportunities themed around future success and sustainability of hubs across Europe. 

The programme was led by a UK hubs steering group and the British Council is now leading on a two year EU-funded project which aims to boost significantly the ecosystem that currently supports creative and culture sectors across Europe. The association wants to use an international network and global reach to help creative hubs managers make their spaces more resilient and sustainable. 

The project is partnered by an affiliation of six European creative hubs - Bios (Greece), Addict (Portugal), Betahaus (Germany), Kulturni Kod (Serbia), Creative Edinburgh (UK) and Factoria Cultural (Spain) - and the European Business Network, with a focus on creating a cohesive community of experienced creative hub leaders across the continent. Coming from a variety of sectors, business models and process stages, the network will promote hubs as innovative models to support Europe’s creative economy. Outputs will include forums, workshops, exchanges and a leadership group.

One of the testimonies highlights this event as a valuable forum: That’s a good thing, that people have found here inspiration. Check the video here.