Call for Entry: Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2019

WORDS Amelia Brown IMAGES courtesy of Design Indaba

Applications are now open for the Emerging Creatives Class of 2019, the design platform created by Design Indaba, and supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, that showcases the country’s top young designers. 

Aspiring and unestablished designers from creative fields such as architecture, fashion, illustration, furniture design, art, jewellery, film and so on, are encouraged to submit their work for consideration before midnight on 10 September 2018.

Since 2005, the programme has helped launch the careers of the likes of Laduma Ngxokolo of world-renowned fashion label MaXhosa by Laduma, Katherine-Mary Pichulik of accessories brand Pichulik, and acclaimed ceramicist Andile Dyalvane.

This year, 40 young creatives will be selected to exhibit their work at Design Indaba Cape Town, which will take place from 27 February to 1 March 2019. Participants will be provided with return flights to Cape Town; accommodation for the duration of the event; a pre-exhibition workshop on marketing their products and services; tickets to attend the Design Indaba Simulcast; a profile on in the Designer Directory, as well as extensive media exposure. A further 10 young creatives will be chosen to exhibit at the Design Indaba Johannesburg Simulcast to be held at LISOF over the same dates.

Here’s a recap of Design Indaba’s 50 Emerging Creatives from 2018. To find out more about the Emerging Creatives or to apply, click here, and follow @designindaba on Instagram.