The Creative Collab is part of our Creative Uprising, supporting the creative sector which has been so heavily impacted by the COVID-19 disruptions to our economy. It is a young designer-maker support programme.

Designer-makers are crafts-based designers, who create products that bring together art, form and functionality for commercial purposes.These designers design and make their own products.
They bring together their creative ideas and manufacturing skills to produce their designs. Included in this genre is the salvaging and redesign of products, book art and stationary ceramics/pottery, decorative art, designed crafts, fashion and accessories, footwear, furniture and lighting, glassware, home-wear, illustration, soft furnishings, jewellery, knitwear, metalwork and silversmithing, printing and print-making, product design with production, specialist craft, surface decoration and textile design and visual arts.Designer-makers will be supported by Creative Collab to see their design concepts come alive.

Support includes product development, design, marketing, market access and export readiness support. Design education and mentoring from our team of experts will be provided through webinars, masterclasses, design challenges and face to face engagement.

The Maker’s Market:
30 October 10h00 – 16h00
Venue: Constitution Hill

The makers market will bring together a range of creatives who will have an opportunity to share their products and brands with the public. The market will include food stalls and  a family  area managed by cutting edge developmental play experts from Play Africa. A great day out for  friends and family! Safe and secure parking is available on site and those wanting to apply for a vendor’s stand can apply here


One of the market access opportunities will be with The Movement Store @ Constitution Hill. Designer-makers will be supported to develop a wide variety of one-of-a-kind products merch for the onsite and online Store. Once you meet our criteria we will place and order with you. We will assist you with Export Readiness Training if your product has global potential.

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