Apply now for Emerging Creatives 2014

Are you on a creative runway but in need of a push to get you flying? Apply to Emerging Creatives at Design Indaba Expo 2014 and soon you'll be soaring.

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Battling to figure out how to take your creative work beyond the confines of your own social circle? Needing to find that thing that will give your creativity wings?

Look no further than the Emerging Creatives platform at Design Indaba Expo.

The Design Indaba Expo 2014 Emerging Creatives programme invites young and upcoming designers to apply to have their work exhibited on the Design Indaba Expo floor, alongside some of the country’s foremost creatives.

Emerging Creatives, sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture, is one of the many ways that Design Indaba is committed to nurturing and promoting the creative talent of young South Africans. It serves as a developmental platform for the next generation of designers, whose work is all selected based on its quality, originality and ability to stand alongside world-class designs. 

A total of 40 Emerging Creatives will be selected and given full sponsorship to showcase their work at Design Indaba Expo 2014, as well as a ticket to attend the Young Designers Simulcast of the Design Indaba Conference.

Applications are open to students in a creative faculty at a tertiary institution in South Africa and young designers in the process of establishing a design service or business. You must be South African or have residency status to qualify.

Design Indaba Expo 2014 promises to be bigger, better and bolder than ever. As an Emerging Creative you’ll have the opportunity to meet local and international buyers, market your products and services to the public, learn from your more established peers and network with one another.

What better way to measure the success of the initiative than by looking at those creatives who have used the Emerging Creatives platform as their launching pad into creative stardom. Daniel Ting Chong has done work for the New York Times, Laduma Ngxokolo’s designs are seen on runways in London and Paris, Chris Saunders did a residency at Fabrica in Italy and Lauren Fowler opened an online shop – and these are all designers who started off as Emerging Creatives!

What are you waiting for? Apply now – just click here and follow the simple steps.

Applications close on Friday 22 November 2013

For more information, please contact Lucinda Johannes on 021 465 9966 or