The Creative Hubs and Networks Mapping Initiative (CHNMI) is part of the Critical Digital Methods Institute (CDMI) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Led by Mary Elizabeth Luka, the CHNMI supports the CDMI’s overarching interdisciplinary focus on seeking to build bridges across the gaps that exist between disciplines, media, systems and people. The exchange and dissemination of knowledge that this database provides will be important to the following organizations and individuals: creative hubs funders and leaders, policy makers, community users, creative workers and artists, researchers, and specific publics.
Each of these audiences will be able to access and use the database for assistance in various projects as well as an information resource. Creative hub funders will be able to better evaluate the inventory of creative hubs available, as well as being able to examine the creative hubs they do not fund. The publication of this database will be beneficial for the hubs themselves, and artists, as this puts the creative organizations in communication with each other. Finally, this database presents information for the general public in a way that is both digestible and in-depth, making it a key information resource for those interested in creative organizations in Canada.
The information collected for this database came from multiple sources.
To support the advancement of open and accessible information and data, this policy has been implemented to assist organizations and individuals using this database.