HISTORY OF THE CULTURAL HUB OR VOYAGE IN THE BLUE OCEAN

The Cultural Hub Philosophy and History

Results and history. Briefly

We know that Ukrainian players are part of the European creative economy. It remains to address issues with trust in each other, build cross-sectoral partnerships, strengthen education, and improve the level of visual and business communication. We can only do this if we join forces.
2009-2020
400 mini-and large-scale conferences, forums, strategic sessions for IT communities, medium and large businesses, creative industries, cultural industries, sports, formal and non-formal education with 50,377 participants [yes,counted].
2014-2020
Built and launched the infrastructure

35m2 [2014]

250m2 [2015]

600m2 [2017]

1000m2 [2019], designed 3000m2

a cultural business hub in Dnipro for regular ecosystem events of the community, resident schools and the Cultural Investors Club.
September 15, 2020
Under pressure from criminal structures, all teams — both the manager and resident schools-have stopped their activities in Dnipro since September 15, 2020. for an indefinite period.

Loss of infrastructure and assets.

Moving the top team to Kiev.

Restarting the institution: think tank + analytic media
2021-2025
The Cultural Business Education Hub creates a vital platform for dialogue, democracy and collaboration, including a network of think tanks, cultural institutions, in general for Cultural & Creative Industries development in Ukraine.
Results and history. A little more
A large community has gathered and maintains contacts with the Cultural Business Education Hub: 208 mentors, 5,014 graduates, and dozens of startup teams, most of them started in Dnipro and now have their own businesses and work all over the world. Cultural Hub Speakers and Curators

57 educational programs, 400 large-scale conferences, forums, and strategic sessions were created and conducted for IT communities, medium and large businesses, creative industries, cultural industries, sports, and formal and non-formal education.

Main topics: digital design, product design, business development, financial management for NGOs, risk management, rhetoric, world literature, philosophy practice, children's and general psychology, jazz skills, sports practices.


The following successful creative projects started up with our programs and networking: Intel RealSense™ Meetups, Microsoft conferences, TEDx, PechaKucha Nights, Startup Grind, Startup Crash Test, Ukraine LifeHackDay, Canon Ukraine, Garage48 the Internet of Things Hackathon, IT Chess Tournament, Philosophical Garden, Lambda Club, 15*4 Dnipro, WTech Dnipro, Reply.io, 3PM unconference by Savvy, Wayme City Guide, Lviv Media Forum in Dnipro, Seedstars World Competition in Dnipro, Art Hackathon, WIX 1.0 and 2.0 Hackathons, European Business Association Unlimited Ukraine activities in Dnipro, 1991 Tech Incubator in Dnipro, Radar Tech [3] in Dnipro, New British CINEMA Festival in Dnipro, a number of yoga schools, a calligraphy school, design and floristry schools, an art school, a moderation school, a professional photography school.
And more
The Cultural Business Education Hub is a naturally born institution for practicing the social skills necessary for a healthy civil society: openness/tolerance, responsibility, proactivity/leadership, critical thinking, dialog, design practice, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, justice. Success is also ensured by the qualities of a developed personality: aesthetics, ethics, logic, speed, innovation, experimentation, improvisation, foresight, mindfulness.We are designers of processes, facilitators of cross-cultural partnerships, contributing to the promotion of intellectual labour and the protection of copyright. And we focus on creative businesses, as they are the closest to the concept of responsibility, they restore value of private property, risk it in business, protect their rights in the fight against corruption, crime, lawlessness.

The Cultural Business Education Hub explores and applies business tools [design thinking practices, marketing metrics, financial management, risk management indicators, etc.] in relation to cultural projects. And it makes research on cultural phenomena and projects [philosophy, art literature, and high art] integrating them into the C&CI business environment.

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Key activity:
Podcasting "Philosophical Garden II" [second season of 21 dialogues with thinkers and opinion leaders] about implementation and practice of the methodology, about Ethics, intercultural communication, and all of the extraordinary issues. The format of the "Philosophical Garden" emphasizes the role of the leader's thinking as superior, and not just professional knowledge and achievements. The author's opinion is important to us. We consider "creativity" strictly as "creation".

"Philosophical Garden" production line: podcasts studio recording, video edit and sound engineering, transcription, subtitling, show notes writing, longreads editing and translation UA-EN, illustration.

Publishing the podcasts on the world's leading podcast platforms: Anchor.fm, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Podcasts.

Reference to the first season of "Philosophical Garden I"
Here we additionally provide information about our mission. Quoting the NGO Statute

>Mission and goals
2.2. Subject of the Cultural Business Education Hub is:

2.2.1. construction and development of the I Cultural Business Hub — a center for culture, business and education for talented people.

2.2.2. organization of the Business Culture School for professional and business codes development of Ukrainians.

2.2.3. implementation of the program "Educational bridge Ukraine-World" is an open stage for outstanding speakers from all over the world. Discovery of talented Ukrainian experts from around the world. Support of international cultural embassies and missions in Ukraine.

2.2.4. implementation of beGenius mission: inspiration and education for social entrepreneurs, cross-cultural leaders in Ukraine, creation of cultural and business events, provision of necessary resources for talented people: finance, infrastructure, business relations, and project management.

2.2.6. restoration of sponsorship and patronage institutions in Ukraine, taking into account historical, philosophical, psychological and applied aspects.

2.2.7. creation of IClub — a club for cultural investors, aiming to develop players in the cultural and creative industries and the creative economy sector.

2.2.8. creation of IEvents — a number of significant events annually in the fields of creative industries, business culture, science and technology. Acts as a cultural partner and licensee of international organizations in the fields of culture, business and education.

2.2.9. implementation of the program "Culture Matters" in order to increase the number of Ukrainian culture ambassadors in the world and search for Ukrainian cultural code/s.

2.2.10. assistance and support in organizing programs aimed at culture, business, and education. Cooperation with the organizers of these programs and direct participation in them.

2.2.11. experience exchange and cooperation with charitable and public organizations, centers, museum institutions and other foundations in Ukraine and abroad, development of international relations in the fields of culture, business and education.

2.2.12. cooperation with the media to promote the culture of doing business, to disseminate information about the organization's activities.

2.2.13. initiating the creation of professional clusters and signing memoranda among cultural experts and creative industry players."


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