Monday, 12 September 2011

Creative Week Cape Town

WHAT? Creative Week Cape Town showcases creativity in design, music, film, theatre, business, innovation, digital media, fine arts and crafts in Cape Town. WHY? Creative Week Cape Town started as a legacy event for Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 bid. Inaugurated in September 2010, it aims to strengthen the local creative community by providing a platform on which local creative and innovative industries can showcase their work. This initiative builds on Creative Cape Town’s work communicating, supporting and facilitating the development of the creative and knowledge economy in the central city of Cape Town. WHEN? Creative Week Cape Town will run from 9 to 18 September 2011. It always takes place just before the Loerie Awards – South Africa’s premier advertising, communication, design and experiential media awards – to be hosted this year in Cape Town from 16 to 18 September 2011. WHERE? Events can be staged anywhere in Cape Town. To celebrate the establishment of The Fringe: Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District, a number of events are planned for this space in 2011. WHO? YOU! Creative Week Cape Town is a user-generated event, which means that events are independently organised by participants – and that means you. Creative Week Cape Town events will be promoted on this site, in the mainstream media and in niche publications, including those of Creative Cape Town and its partners. Creative Week Cape Town invites individuals and organisations involved in all aspects of Cape Town’s creative life – education, arts, design, innovation, advertising, music and service organisations – to participate. Events may include, but are not limited to, lectures, presentations, demonstrations and networking. The format is open to interpretation, so if you have an idea, turn it into an event. WELL … ? If you’d like to take part, please register your event and check out our handy, helpful guides to promotion and expansion through Creative Week Cape Town 2011. Go get creative here


  1. Met the Makers at The Bank this afternoon- lots of people and lots to see in this multi-disciplinary space on Harrington Street. You can still check out Heath Nash and the public's intervention with beautiful colors of recycled plastic, right next door. Kind of like a fence covered in butterflies.

  2. The Bank was also the venue chosen to launch the Creative Cape Town Annual 2011 this evening. There was a great turnout with a chance to get in some networking, as well as rub shoulders with some of the organisers of Creative Week. There are still many events and visits available to attend. Don't miss out!

  3. Just back from a fabulous hour at Recreate in Salt River. Very interesting to see someone who is so quirkily creative has put together a team of people with skills that complement her own, so that the business actually runs properly. Well done, Kate, Beulah and Admire. What a creative vision.