Spark starter and art enabler Create Cebu is at it again with CRISSCROSSINGS: Creative Convergence.
Building on its first edition held in 2015, the 2018 reboot will be a 3-day gathering celebrating creative entrepreneurship, art, design, and maker culture in the Queen City of the South.
As one of the main highlights, the event will feature a Creator’s Market displaying Cebuano products and services. It will also be hosting various talks and workshops geared towards advancing creative skills. Among them will be the Grow Cebu Music: The Summit and Concert, which aims to gather and strengthen the local music community whilst developing an audience for Cebuano talent.
Crisscrossings hopes to bridge art and industry, which will make the creative economy in Cebu flourish.
“We’re really passionate about nurturing the Cebuano identity through creative entrepreneurship,” says Cecilia Martinez-Miranda, one of the co-conveners of Create Cebu.
Crisscrossings intends to improve Cebu’s livability through creativity and the arts. They believe that art has a role to play in uninviting Cebuano, especially the creative sector, to create more that would boost Cebu’s image as the country’s creative capital and its standing amongst other ASEAN creative communities.
The gathering is a means to promote Cebu as an ASEAN destination for culture and the arts as well as contribute to its chances of being recognized as a UNESCO Creative City.
CRISSCROSSINGS: Creative Convergence will be on January 12-14, happening at Crossroads Cebu and European Chamber of Commerce Cebu (ECCP) Matic.