Baltic Creative has partnered with the Creative Hubs for Good programme to be key drivers for good across the region. The partnership includes Mereka Connect, an organisation in Malaysia, who developed the platform alongside five other Southeast Asian (SEA) countries. Facilitated by the British Council, the partnership connects Liverpool City Region’s digital and creative organisations with businesses in SEA, creating opportunities for trade, learning and collaboration. 

Creative Hubs Connect

Businesses engaged with the programme will connect through the Creative Hubs Connect website – a digital platform created to connect Malaysian creative hubs and increase their visibility to policymakers and the public. As lead UK partners, Baltic Creative will use its network to co-curate the content of the platform. This gives an opportunity for the UK creative sector to inform content, as well as coordinate events and networking activities.

Florence Lambert from the British Council said:

“Creative Hubs Connect Network is a bridge that will connect hubs from the UK, with hubs from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, The Philippines and Thailand. It will be a window open to knowledge, connections and best practices. 

We hope it will lead you to reach new audiences, explore new markets and foster creative explorations and collaborations. The British Council is proud to support this new and unique networking platform. We encourage you to join us and meet new partners on the platform.”

Enabling Collaboration

Since launching 13 years ago, Baltic Creative has established itself as a significant European network for digital and creative organisations. This project paves the way for further expansion and offers connections to Malaysian and SEA hubs. 

Dr. Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs, chair of the Baltic Creative board, said:

“Liverpool has long been a hotbed for digital and creative talent. We’ve found at Baltic Creative that one of the best ways to facilitate growth is to enable collaboration. The sector is always evolving, so it’s important we continue to seek out new connections and learn from others’ experiences. 

Our partnership with the Creative Hubs for Good programme is a unique opportunity for not only our tenants, but other hubs across Liverpool to come together and expand their networks for the benefit of their own businesses and the region.”

Businesses looking to engage in the programme are encouraged to sign up to the online engagement event on Thursday 21st July.

To find out more about Creative Hubs Connect, head to our dedicated page.