Events - in Africa

Emerging Creatives Exhibition 2017

Africa Design

When: 1- 4 March, 2017

Where: Design Indaba Festival 2017,  at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa


Design Indaba promotes upcoming South African design talent in its annual Emerging Creatives programme.

The Emerging Creatives Programme is an initiative by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture that has seen many contemporary South African creatives of note launching their careers through the platform.

Curious to see what happens inside the studios of South Africa’s up-and-coming and undiscovered young designers? Design Indaba presents a select group of 40 daring and innovative Emerging Creatives, who are set to exhibit their work as part of Design Indaba Festival 2017 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 1 to 4 March.

The exhibition will be open to festival-goers throughout the Design Indaba Festival, from early morning until the afterparties die down late at night. The public can view the exhibition as part of the Design Indaba Nightscape programme each day from 17:30, with a special insert on the First Thursdays event, or enjoy a free visit on Saturday from 10:30 until 16:00.

The Emerging Creatives programme is an incredible opportunity for young creatives to get international exposure and to establish themselves in the industry. Applicants are hosted in Cape Town from 1 to 4 March 2017 to attend the Design Indaba Festival, where they are invited to exhibit their work at the Artscape Theatre Centre alongside the Conference, FilmFest and Nightscape. They will also attend workshops from industry professionals, attend Design Indaba Simulcast in Cape Town and network with a host of industry legends, national and international media.


Brough to you by 

DESIGN-INDABADesign Indaba inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity. We are an online publication ( with an annual Festival and social impact do tank.

Design Indaba has become a respected institution on the global creative landscape, based on the foundation of our annual Festival that has attracted and showcased the world’s brightest talent since 1995. We have broadened our through-the-year offering with our online design publication that features the best of the world’s creativity and attracts over half a million visitors each year. Through these channels we champion noteworthy design, facilitate and produce creative projects, support creative businesses and run educational initiatives.

ARTS & CULTURE-SOUTH-AFRICAThe Department of Arts and Culture of South Africa is tasked to create an environment conducive to the growth, development and flowering of South Africa’s arts, culture and heritage landscape. Among its key objectives are the improvement, re-orientation and expansion of the arts and culture sector to serve South Africa’s cultural needs.


For further information

For further information about the event, visit the official website.

Visit the article in Apsaidal about the Emerging Creatives Programme 2017. 



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