PWC Fashion Design program chair earns recognition from British Council

The British Council’s Creative Innovators Programme has selected Emi Englis, program chair of BFA Fashion Design in PWC of Davao as one of the 15 creative hub leaders to become a Creative Innovators Fellow. The competitive screening process included 84 applicants from all over the country.

The British Council defines a creative hub as “organizations that provide space and support for product and professional development, networking, business sustainability, and community engagement within the creative and cultural sectors”. The Artisanal Heritage Studies and Creative Enterprise Center (AHSEC), a CHED Institutional and Innovation Grantee for 2018, is a hub that fosters culture-based creative entrepreneurship through the interdependence among PWC’s existing baccalaureate programs. PWC is esteemed for its flagship programs like Fashion Design in Davao City but the institution recognizes common denominators that bind its programs together, thus working on their collaborative effort to make AHSEC flourish. It seeks to extend into the community level and already has envisioned partnership with five schools across Davao region.

Englis presented AHSEC to the British Council in July 2018 and is currently set to undergo hub trainings, a study tour in London, creative skills bootcamp, mentoring sessions, and various regional activities in Southeast Asia along with the other selected creative hub leaders. The one-year Fellowship is designed to prepare him to lead and support AHSEC’s growth as well as encourage local creative entrepreneurs and artists, all in pursuit of the aspiration to promote the integration of entrepreneurship and culture and arts in Davao.