Imagine a vibrant and interconnected creative hub that attracts extraordinary talent from around the world; nurtures our own artists and creative entrepreneurs; and inspires our community with myriad opportunities to learn, collaborate and share our stories.
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus is developing plans to build a creativity hub, an inclusive community space that will encourage collaboration, creation and presentation of digital stories.
This multidisciplinary facility will be complete with creative studios, labs, workshop spaces, offices, an incubator and a commons area. The creativity hub will support development of the business, technology and entrepreneurial skills required to work and thrive in today’s environment of current and emerging digital media.
The creativity hub will offer public memberships to creative industry professionals, non-profits and artists. Community members will have an opportunity to operate their businesses and develop projects in conjunction with, and support of, student learning, faculty research and community involvement. The creativity hub will also offer a suite of programs, including certificate courses, workshops and events.
As a community-focused initiative, this project strengthens the regional cultural sector through a revolutionary new model of cross-sector collaboration between local communities of creators, businesses, non-profits and postsecondary institutions. The creativity hub will offer:
The creativity hub will be a place for:
The proposed creativity hub will be located in the downtown of Brantford within Laurier’s One Market building (formerly Market Square) and operated by Laurier. The types of spaces that make up the creativity hub include:
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