SPARK starter and art enabler Create Cebu is at it again with Criscrossings: Creative Convergence on Jannuary 12-14, 2018 at Croassroads Cebu and European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Matic.
Building on its first edition held in 2015, the 2018 reboot will be a three day gathering celebrating creative entrepreneurship, art, design, and maker culture in the Queen City of the South.
As one of the main high lights, 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.
"We're hoping 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 Celina Martinez-Miranda, one of the co-conveners of Create Cebu.
Kae Batiquin, one of the organization's leaders, says, "One of the main goals of the event is to improve Cebu's livability through creativity and the arts. We believe that art has a role to play in uniting Cebuanos, 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."
Crisscrossings intends 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.
Crossroads Mall is located along Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City. The ECCP MATIC is located in the DOST-7 Complex in Gov. Cuenco Avenue.
This article was originally published on January 1, 2018 on Cebu Daily News (print)