Martin Baillie


The British Council together with partners developed a Creative HubKit, which is a unique free toolkit for people looking to set up a hub. 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 Edinburgh and Creative Dundee were commissioned to develop the Creative HubKit, a toolkit for people looking to set up their own hub, diversify their existing hub or  understand the hub movement from an outside perspective. 

A creative hub is a place, either physical or virtual, which brings creative people together. It is a convenor, providing space and support for networking, business development and community engagement within the creative, cultural and tech sectors.

Anyone who runs a hub will understand how complex the role is and how ever-changing the business model can be, each being as unique as fingerprints.  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. 

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.

Download your copy of the Creative HubKit here.  

This resource also accompanies our toolkit for hacks, The Art of Hacking, developed by FutureEverything.  

Developed by Creative Edinburgh & Creative Dundee
Commissioned by the British Council

Supported by Creative England
Designed by Martin Baillie