Mapping Creative Hubs in Malaysia 2017

British Council

We surveyed and interviewed creative hubs based in a range of physical spaces, both privately owned and rented. The locales include a small shoplot in downtown Kuala Lumpur, a space on repurposed industrial “brownfield” land, and a residence amid lush greenery on the outskirts of a village, to name a few. Then there are the hubs which exist mostly through online activities, with members meeting in cafés or other public spaces when they meet at all.

A creative hub is a place, either physical or virtual, which brings creative people together. It is a convenor, providing space and support for networking, business development and community engagement within the creative, cultural and tech sectors.