Thames International Business School, the country’s first international college offering UK-based programs, organized with the British Council a two-day creative skills bootcamp under the Creative Innovators Programme (CIP). Participants are given fresh and exciting workshops with topics running across the different creative industries – from design, craft, film, animation and technology. Sessions are co-created and facilitated by Thames International lecturers and Creative Innovators Programme Fellows, and offered a unique opportunity to learn about the technical, management, and business skills needed by artists and creative entrepreneurs to thrive.
Workshops were developed with the support and guidance of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation. Thames continues to support CIP with Post Graduate scholarships for artists and creatives called ICE or Innovation and Creative Enterprise. Opening the bootcamp were the CIP partners organizations (L-R) Design Center of the Philippines executive director Rhea Matute, Apl.de.Ap Foundation founder Apl.de.Ap, British Council country director Pilar Aramayo-Prudencio, head of arts and creative industries Malaya del Rosario, and Thames International president Joel Santos.