SoCreative Hub Summit

SoCreative Hub Summit

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We’d love to express our gratitude and say thank you for supporting us for our first Into Gaming: Eastern Cape Edition Roadshow. 💚

Participants from Qonce, Makhanda and East London took a full day of learning about game development and participated in an eSports competition. A special focus on “Girls in Gaming” was had to introduce young girls to world of gaming.
Watch a recap of what we got up to using the link: https://youtu.be/Gbv8dJRZl64

A special thank you to SoCreative Hub Summit Animation S.A. Cortex Hub IkamvaYouth SA
Have you watched this SoCreative Hub Summit performance I did for Afrikan Lights production?
I loved writing and performing in the Afrikan Lights production. From writing all the poetry used in this production to watching poetic justice done to my piece (Plague of plagues) by Mutsamwira and then Tahle We Dzinza lending wings and flight to my own performances in this production.

This piece just speaks into who we are as Africa. We have a light that cannot be dimmed. Even after all we have been through.

Rise Up Africa, you are more!
Join me tonight as I sit down with Tatenda Karonga for SoCreative Hub Summit

Do bring your drink of choice as we chat about my SoCreative Digital Meet Ups experience.









Welcome to our June edition of the Africa Arts Newsletter. Dive into One-Fifth of the Earth's Surface, accelerate adaptation with SoCreative Hub Summit Digital Meetups, an exclusive view of Queerantine, Digital Storytelling Lab in Opportunities, Build your Archive in Cultural Radar, and Streams for Africa in Creative Encore.

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The SoCreative Hubs Summit was initiated by British Council Southern Africa | DICE inspired by the wo

22/07/2022

Saturday 23 July is your last chance to see th[!s] us [an]thology; a group exhibition created by the core cohort of young cultural producers from the Cultural Producers Programme (CPP) as part of their delivery on the programme.

Five group exhibits include:

Be Yr Own : a fashion/performance
intervention that questions and highlights legacies of the punk aesthetic in Johannesburg, the wider African continent and its diaspora.

Mo(u)rning: documenting the mourning journey of
remembrance and resurrectionhh through a public art
installation and vigil for the public of KZN,

Bloody! Society: an interdisciplinary exploration of ritualistic mutilation,

ÔANANÔAGUS | DESCENDANT | AFSTAMMILING | - a celebration of Khoi San / Khoe heritage and identity

TBC : an interactive and playful intervention that uses web-
based Artificial Reality (AR) to expose audiences to South African talent.

Catch the exhibition at P72 Gallery, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa, and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme, with micro-grants from CPP and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

09/07/2022

The So Creative Summit ended on a high note after a tense pitch battle for kickstarter funds of R30 000, R20 000 and R10 000 courtesy of Business and Arts South Africa were up grabs. All the contestants did an excellent job on stage but these fiercely ambitious and committed individuals took the funding home.

First Place - R 30 000
Unfiltered Media House (Leigh Thegwani)

Second Place - R20 000
Techsprung Media (Khanyi Zondi)

Third Place - R10 000
SoulShooz (Sisi Nxumalo)

And a special prize went to The Eden of the North Project (Promise Nyalungu) who will receive assistance from BASA and British Council to develop the project.

All the finalists - the others were LikeLino, Stars of Success Book Collection and Flying House will all receive a two hour mentoring session with Eugenie Smith and advice and mentoring from BASA’s team.

Passion, purpose and phenomenal drive - the future is in good hands as these young creative entrepreneurs put

Thank you to everyone who sent in a pitch!

Photos from SoCreative Hub Summit's post 07/07/2022

We’ve had another incredible day at the So Creative Summit. Thanks to all our exceptional speakers and workshop facilitators for the generosity, inspiration and articulation as we seek new ways forward for the creative sector.

The livestream talks are done (you can still watch them in the feed below) and we’ve got more coming up on our live event stages here at the Centre for the Less Good Idea - including our pitch den so we’ll give you the feedback on that a bit later. In the meantime, here are some great pics of the day from photographer Bongimpilo Zondi

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

07/07/2022

We’re live with Thobile Chittenden on Facebook (see the link in the bio) our last live stream for the Summit is not to be missed. Thobile is talking about why creativity is at the heart of sustainability.

Thobile is the CEO of Makers Valley Partnership, a community organisation in the east of Johannesburg, Thobile is a special interest in social and creative entrepreneurship as well as non-profit organisations. A recent TedX speaker, she is a network co-lead at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, a global movement that advocates for alternative economies that serve people and the planet. She is a board member of City Kidz, a Joburg school, and recently participated in the Social Entrepreneurship Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. Thobile talks to us about why creativity is integral to sustainability and how the sector can roll up its sleeves.

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

Photos from SoCreative Hub Summit's post 06/07/2022

Day One

Moments captured during today’s sessions - community, inspiration, conversation and incredible energy from inside and outside the room.

Thank you to everyone for lifting us up and starting the fire that will set

Join us tomorrow for another 🔥 programme.

Images by Bongimpilo Zondi,

06/07/2022

The Pitch Den closes at 17h00 today. Apply using this link https://bit.ly/3Ai8QSu and our panel will convene to review the applications this evening. We will let you know shortly after that if you’ve made it to the Top 6 pitch den contestants. If you have made it in, prepare to pitch battle at the end of the Summit!

06/07/2022

Coming up at 15h30 (SAST) on our live stream is Canadian-Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who'll be joining us to share some of his insights in developing Atmospheric Memory which premiered at the Manchester International Festival in 2019 – he also speaks to us about ensuring that the work was accessible to all. For more information about the artist, visit his website www.lozano-hemmer.com

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

06/07/2022

It’s a good day to get the creative ! Tell us how you’d like to address some of the challenges facing creatives today?

30/06/2022

Attending the So Creative Summit in Johannesburg? You could kickstart your creative idea in the Pitch Den. Pitch your start-up idea to the crowd for a shot at winning a R 10 000, R20 000 or R 30 000 boost (courtesy of BASA) to kick start your project. To apply for a shot at the Pitch Den, please head to https://bit.ly/3Ai8QSu

Find the programme/book www.socreativesummit.com
Sign up to attend on https://bit.ly/3u7TV9A

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

29/06/2022

TALK//SUSTAINABILITY Thobile Chittenden is a purpose pioneer and social entrepreneur who talks to us about why Creativity is at the Heart of Sustainability.

Going live and in-person on stage at 15h00 on Day Two of the So Creative Summit (7 July) this talk will also be broadcast on the So Creative Summit social channels. Find the programme/book www.socreativesummit.com. Centre for the Less Good Idea, Maboneng Johanesburg. 6 & 7 July (R50 one day/R90 both days).

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

27/06/2022

SO CREATIVE TALK//ACCESS Michelle Rocha is the Head of Tourism for Manchester International Festival. She's streaming in from the UK to talk about Access from a Perspective of Global Opportunities on Day Two of the So Creative Summit (7 July) from 11h30-12h30. This talk will be broadcast live on the So Creative Summit social channels. Find the programme/book www.socreativesummit.com and be there live at the Centre for the Less Good Idea, Maboneng Johannesburg. 6 & 7 July (R50 one day/R90 both days).

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

25/06/2022

TALK//RESOURCES

Cape Town's have used their platform to develop South African creatives and African creative narratives. Marco Morgan, Social Impact: Cultural Manager's talk 'Don't Keep it to Yoursel'f reflects on the need for collaboration and community as a resource on Day One of the So Creative Summit (6 July) from 10h00-11h00. This talk will be broadcast live on the So Creative Summit social channels.

Find the programme/book via our ticket link on www.socreativesummit.com

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, South Africa and Manchester International Festival , and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

23/06/2022

SO CREATIVE TALK // COMMUNICATION

The So Creative Summit is all about action, practical tools and inspiration to take your creative work to the next level. Energetic, straight-talking digital educator Lebo Lion will be on stage with How to Monetise Your Online Business on Day One of the So Creative Summit (6 July) from 13h30-14h30. This talk will be broadcast live on the So Creative Summit social channels. Find the programme/book www.socreativesummit.com

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose South Africa and Manchester International Festival, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

21/06/2022

SO CREATIVE TALK//TECHNOLOGY
Live from Canada, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will join the So Creative Summit with his talk Art for Everyone: An Insight into Atmospheric Memory. This extraordinary work was presented at the 2019 Manchester International Festival. Rafael's talk will be broadcast live on the So Creative Summit social channels.

6 & 7 July (R50 one day/R90 both days).
Centre for the Less Good Idea, Maboneng Johanesburg

This talk will be broadcast live on the So Creative Summit social channels.

Find the programme/book www.socreativesummit.com (link in the bio).

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa , South Africa and Manchester International Festival , and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

20/06/2022

SO CREATIVE WORKSHOP //SUSTAINABILITY

Tamara Schultz will guide a session on Ecosystems Rethinking and demonstrates how we can apply it to sustainable project design.

Join this hands-on session at 13h30 on Day 2 (7 July) of the So Creative Summit at the Centre for the Less Good Idea.

Find the programme/book www.socreativesummit.com (link in the bio).

The So Creative Summit is presented by Business and Arts South Africa , South Africa and Manchester International Festival , and supported by the British Council Creative Economy programme.

SoCreative presents "Africa's Creative Economy; a key driver towards the Africa we want" Roundtable 10/10/2021

SoCreative presents "Africa's Creative Economy; a key driver for sustainable development towards the we want https://youtu.be/dXi8WxzugAk

SoCreative presents "Africa's Creative Economy; a key driver towards the Africa we want" Roundtable SoCreative Digitial MeetUps presents a Roundtable Conversation titled; "Africa's Creative Economy; a Key Driver for Sustainable Development towards the Afric...

03/09/2021

Happening Now!! The SoCreative Digital MeetUps Grand Finale and the Digital Storytelling Exhibition Launch!

Use the Link Below To Join Us!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82316841422

Meeting ID: 823 1684 1422

03/09/2021

We are counting down the hours until the Grand Finale to the . Join us today from 10:30 until 12:30 for exciting events lined up today.
Do not miss it!

02/09/2021

The countdown continues until the Digital Exhibition Launch.
Joining our panel will be Farai Mpfunya, an expert in cultural and creative industry development.

Registration link: shorturl.at/bdeDG

02/09/2021

Catch Spoken Word Artist, Umind?! reciting the Afrikan Lights piece tomorrow at the Digital Exhibition at 1030am on ZOOM!

Make sure you register before its too late! Check out the link in our bio!

02/09/2021

The fun continues at the with Josiane Faubert a professional photographer and artist, ready to share with us her nuggets of wisdom.
Registration link: shorturl.at/bdeDG

02/09/2021

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ursula K. Le Guin.

We are excited to end our SoCreative 2021 journey with the vibrant Boitumelo Tumy Motsoatsoe at the Digital Storytelling Exhibition Launch!

Click the link to register
http://shorturl.at/bdeDG

01/09/2021

The SoCreative Summit is made possible by our key partner British Council Zimbabwe and we're excited to have British Council's Director of Arts, Skinder Hundal joining us for the Round Table Discussion at the Digital Exhibition Launch.

If you haven't signed up for the event, check out our Bio for the registration link!

01/09/2021

We're 2 days away from the Grand Finale - The Digital Exhibition Launch. If you haven't registered, head straight to our bio and click the link to sign up!

In the meantime meet one of our panelists Rudo Nyangulu-Mungofa, our SoCreative Summit Director who will also be part of the roundtable table discussion this Friday!

27/08/2021

The end is nigh but our hopes are high. We've traveled through worlds unknown and experienced new things unheard. Join us as we close the 2021 SoCreative Digital Meetups to experience one last Big Idea by Skinder Hundal MBE
Date: 03 September 2021 @ 10:30AM CAT
Registration Link : shorturl.at/bdeDG

20/08/2021

GOOD NEWS! We've extended the deadline for those who haven't submitted their exhibitions ye!

Applications close on the 22nd of August 2021

Application link below

https://www.socreativesummit.com/storytellingexhibition/?fbclid=IwAR1PS7WAsCSY1VkF6kXfPaVCUpKhycyGWmod9NLwwtJ1SonxJPBcRRwx-vc

20/08/2021

The ultimate goal for Creatives is to meet our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Tell us your story of your digital pivot during the 2020 – 2021 COVID 19 global pandemic.

Use any of the SoCreative Community
values below to anchor your response,
-Courageous Commitment
-Magic
-Restore and Sustainability

Applications close on the 20th of August 2021

Registration link in bio

19/08/2021

"Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it."-Timothy Dalton.
We are all currently facing the global Covid-19 pandemic and it's hard but we must push forward. As a Creative, how have you conquered the setbacks brought on by the pandemic? Tell us your story of your digital pivot during the 2020 – 2021 COVID 19 global pandemic. Use any of the SoCreative Community values below to anchor your response,
-Courageous Commitment
-Magic

Applications close on the 30th of August 2021 at midnight.
Registration Link: www.socreativesummit.com/storytellingexhibition/

18/08/2021

We've had to do the impossible, we've had to become magicians! 🤣 As a Creative, how have you hocused-pocused and continued working in these times? Tell us the story of your digital pivot during the 2020-21 Covid 19 global pandemic. Use any of the SoCreative Community values below to anchor your response,
-Courageous Commitment
-Magic
-Restore and Sustainability

Applications closes on the 20th of August at midnight CAT.

16/08/2021

Join us tomorrow for the Hubs Takeover live chat hosted by Taremeredzwa T. Chirewa.

Travel with us and find out more about the Digital Exhibition and how you can take part!

03/08/2021

Are you a creative or social entrepreneur with a digital + creative story to share? Then take part in the - Digital Exhibition 2021!

Applications should be sent using the following link https://www.socreativesummit.com/storytellingexhibition/

Your submission should tell us the story of how you used digital to pivot during the 2020 – 2021 COVID 19 global pandemic.

To make it fun and relevant, use any of the SoCreative Community values below to anchor your response,

-Courageous Commitment
-Magic
-Restore and Sustainability

𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞
• Applications opens Friday 30th July 2021
• Closing date Friday, 20th August 2021 at midnight CAT.

𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲
This call is open to:
• SoCreative Hubs Summit Community members and creatives from Africa and the United Kingdom,
• Submissions welcome from both creative and social entrepreneurs with a digital + creative story to share (both amateur and professional.)
• Ages 18- 35 Years old

Let's Build Legacies! 30/07/2021

Let's Build Legacies! We're a few hours away from our last SoCreative Digital MeetUp for 2021 and we will be launching the Digital Exhibition! Join us to learn more! - https://mailchi.mp/1e104ed3fb73/lets-build-legacies

Let's Build Legacies! We're just a few hours away from our last Digital MeetUp for 2021 under the theme Legacy Building! Before we start, we just have a quick update on the programme. We will be launching the Digital Exhibition!  Our Masterclass will now be starting at 3 pm. Thank you fo...

Photos from SoCreative Hub Summit's post 29/07/2021

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BUILDING A LEGACY?

Our theme for our final Digital Meetup is Legacy Building! Check out the line up and click the link below to register!

https://linktr.ee/socreativehubsummit

23/07/2021

Fungi Chana joins us tonight for the SoCreative Friday Night Live Chat! Will he dance a little bit for us? We wait to find out!

22/07/2021

Are you a spoken word artist, musician or dancer? Do you want to be featured at the last DJ Party hosted by DJ King Her at this year’s SoCreative Digital MeetUps? If your answer is yes, drop us an inbox or write to us on [email protected] and we’ll sign you up!

22/07/2021

What does the future we want look like?

Join Anesu as he presents the final Big Idea Talk at the 3rd MeetUp exploring this question and suggesting ways we can grab hold of the future we want!

21/07/2021

This Friday we spend time with Dineo Mkwezalamba, Social Entrepreneur from Malawi on our Friday Night Live at 7pm on the SoCreative Instagram page. Do you want to check out what Dineo is doing in Malawi? Check out Dzuka Africa StartUp Hub on Facebook!

21/07/2021

This week we meet for another fun and insightful conversation with Dineo Mkwezalamba, Social Entrepreneur from Malawi and Lady Tshawe, performing artist from Zimbabwe hosted by Rutendorwashe Mutsamwira. Join the live conversation on our Instagram account this Friday at 7pm.

20/07/2021

Are you a creative entrepreneur, hub or social enterprise? Do you want to get your brand recognized regionally? Write to us telling us about yourself and how you are accelerating adaptation in your space and get featured on our Friday Night Live sessions!

And if you haven’t registered for the next and final Digital MeetUp, check out the registration link in below and sign up today!

https://linktr.ee/socreativehubsummit

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About SoCreative Hub Summit

The Summit was initiated by British Council Southern Africa in 2019 inspired by the work it is doing supporting creatives and social entrepreneurs.

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