Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Now Open: Kingston Creatives’ Creative Hub, Artisan Collective

Kingston Creative Executive Director Andrea Dempster-Chung endorses the new cowork space.

Kingston Creative Executive Director Andrea Dempster-Chung endorses the new cowork space.

The Kingston Creatives network, known for re-facing the Jamaican art scene in downtown Kingston, today unveiled two new ventures.

Aptly called the Creative Hub and the Artisan Collective, both spaces are were established to encourage creative collaboration, digital connectivity, develop a monetization mindset, and to improve their creativity.

Downtown’s most anticipated workspace, which has been in the pipeline for some time, is finally here.

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In a Ted Talks session, author Steven Johnson mentioned the importance of coworking, when he said ‘If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.’

Locally, co-working spaces create opportunities for collaboration, and downtown in particular, for Jamaican creatives to convene and maximise their potential and create, create, create.

 

Hosted by Kingston Creative Hub official podcast host and entertainment exec Odessa Chambers, guests got pointers on the different nooks in the space and learned the brief history of downtown’s new cowork space.

 

Among the highlights were the cocktails-charged conversation among guests, a tour of the space led by The Hub Coworking Managing Director and co-founder Joelle Smith, and a jam session featuring Sevana – who performed her infectious If You Only Knew song.

The Kingston Creatives Hub officially opens on Monday, July 27, however, a select group of insiders, Kingston Creative volunteers, and participating donors christened the spot.

Naturally, echoes of the collective’s longstanding intention of making Kingston the creative hub of Jamaica’, were reiterated – a ‘hub’ dream, if you will.

 

Announcements such as the Artisan Collective store, which will display wares of local artists – managed by the very artists that occupy the space, is a step in the right direction to actualise the ‘hub’ dream.

 

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Joelle

Artwalk paints the town

 

 

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