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When recording and interviewing creatives for Zerothreetwo Conversations, it became quickly apparent that there was a good number of listeners interested in the show.

A few even told us that what we were doing was important.

Important for preserving the stories of today for future generations, important for the young creative looking to hear the experiences of those before them, important in taking the steps to grow a creative community in Cebu, Philippines.

With that in mind, we hope to continue creating podcasts, but the truth is that it requires a lot of work, time, and effort. We need to find ways to make it sustainable.

With that in mind, we created a Patreon page.

If you’ve never heard of Zerothreetwo Conversations, we urge you to give a few episodes a listen.

Here’s the link:

Zerothreetwo Conversations: Interviews with the Creative Classthe podcast where we talk to creatives, see how they live, and how they do their work. 

My name is Carlo Villarica, one of the founders of Zerothreetwo and the host of the podcast. I’ve had plenty of conversations with creatives in Cebu, Philippines. The question, “How do we make Cebu a thriving creative community?” seems to always come up. The art is here, but how do we get the commerce part sorted out?

I’ve thought a lot about where our place is in this community. Zerothreetwo has managed to find a niche when it comes to our art and commerce, but how can we translate this to benefiting the community?

When Zerothreetwo first started as a blog, it opened many doors for us and has allowed us to meet many super talented and creative people. How best to share these connections with everyone? What better way to do it than through real conversations with people who are doing the work.

We’ve got so many creatives doing their thing in the Philippines, but no one is sharing the nitty gritty of their creative lives. All we see are the highlights. The best way to learn is to learn from others. At its core, that’s what this podcast is about. It’s about the shared knowledge that everyone in the Philippines has to create a better thriving creative community.

I’m an avid learner, particularly when it comes to creativity and entrepreneurship. Fortunately, there’s plenty of quality content all over the world about these two topics. But after years of reading articles and listening to podcasts, I realized there was a gap in the content available in the internet. There was nothing with a Filipino point of view. Nothing showing what it was like to be an entrepreneur or creative in Cebu, Philippines.

While the stories and tactics available around the world are important, there is a huge difference to hearing what it is like from the Philippine perspective. Starting a company or a creative venture in the Philippines is a very different experience from everywhere else in the world.

Zerothreetwo Conversations is an attempt to provide that point of view. Many of the episodes feature stories of the struggles, the hustle, and the fun parts of being a creative in the Philippines.

If you think this is valuable, I urge you to help support us. Your support allows us to continue doing the podcast, continue reaching out to more creatives, and continue to record the culture that will pass us by.

Thank you for your contribution. You are here because you get it.

Click here to become a PATRON.

Carlo Villarica

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