Creative Cities

British Council Thailand’s Creative Cities Programme is responding to the Thai Government’s goal to drive Thailand forward with Creative Economy, which is focusing on “value-based economy” through innovation, creativity, and digital technology.

The term “creative economy” was first introduced in the UK in 2001, and the UK has recognised the role that creativity plays in propelling the economy, and how creative hubs can be the key drivers of creativity, innovation, social inclusion and community engagement in cities. British Council has been working to support the development of creative hubs in Europe and the UK for a number of years, and aims to develop creative hubs in Southeast Asia. As a result, British Council Thailand’s programme in Creative cities is focused on creative hubs development by ways of research, publications, training, forums, and pioneers national dialogue on creative hubs and creative cities with partners, such as Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC), leading to the building of Thailand’s creative economy.

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