CRISSCROSSINGS: Creative Convergence Among Cebuano Creative Communities

Spark starter and art enabler Create Cebu in collaboration with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), A SPACE, Crossroads Mall, DOST 7, and DTI Region 7 bring together creative communities of Cebu through CRISSCROSSINGS: Creative Convergence this January 12-14, 2018 at Crossroads Cebu and ECCP Matic.


Photo Courtesy: Create Cebu Facebook Page

There will be creative talks, workshops, art exhibits and installations, a music fest, and a creator’s market which everyone will have a handful of learning experience in the 3-day creative event.

The event aims 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. “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 Cecilia Martinez Miranda, one of the co-conveners of Create Cebu.


  • The event will feature a Creator’s Market displaying Cebuano products and services.
  • There will be various talks and workshops geared towards advancing creative skills.
  • Grow Cebu Music: The Summit and Concert
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The concert aims to gather and strengthen the local music community while developing an audience for Cebuano talent.

Kae Batiquin, another 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.”

More events are in store for Cebuanos this February. ECCP will be hosting tech related events such as iConnect which will be focusing on developing effective social media marketing campaigns, and Startup Grind in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs which will educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

For more information, contact Angeleen Cortes of ECCP MATIC at 0916 260 0175 or You can also visit their website at Follow ECCP – European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines on Facebook for updates @eccponl


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