Emerging Creatives Program 2023

By September 10, 2022 No Comments

Are you ready to take your creative pursuits to the next level? The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives program, which aims to unearth fresh talent across a multitude of creative sectors, is once again issuing a Call for Entry for this prestigious annual talent search

Emerging Creatives, established in 2005 by Design Indaba in partnership with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is an annual search for the next generation of African Creativity.

The Emerging Creatives program is a ground- breaking platform for young creatives and has become one of Africa’s most prolific accelerators for developing Africa’s creative potential.

Nominate young talent or design students who are shaping the narrative of Africa’s creative future – architects, fashion designers, illustrators, furniture designers, filmmakers or jewelers – all disciplines are welcome to apply.


Since inception, Design Indaba has inducted over 700 Emerging Creatives into the program, many of whom have gone on to garner global acclaim. As we head into the next edition of the Emerging Creatives program, we would like you to nominate or apply as we search for new talent across a multitude of sectors, helping us identify the next cohort of African creatives.


Earning a coveted spot as a Design Indaba Emerging Creative comes with global endorsement – as the platform provides an opportunity to be featured in an online exhibition that will reach Design Indaba’s international community of accomplished designers, media partners, business leaders and key industry influencers.

In addition to the online exhibition,  creatives will participate in a prestigious mentorship program and will join a community of alumni which features some of Africa’s most renowned contemporary designers such as Laduma Ngxokolo, Thebe Magugu, Rich Mnisi, Renee Rossouw and more.

If you meet the criteria apply now for Design Indaba’s Creatives class of 2023!

For more information email us hello@designindaba.com

Deadline: 30th November, 2022

Apply Here

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