Crowdsourced by Capetonians and coordinated by Creative Cape Town, Creative Week is an opportunity to experience the city’s energy and diversity while the Loeries, an annual showcase of the region’s best in brand communication, are in town. From 14 to 22 September this year, you’re invited to turn the city inside out with all kinds of happenings, from street art to outdoor exhibitions, demonstrations to lectures, parties to public space activations – all independently organised by Creative Week participants.
Creative Week Cape Town coincides with when the Loerie Awards – an annual showcase of our region’s best in brand communication – are in town. This year, that’s from 14 to 22 September 2013.
Creative Week Cape Town is a metropole-wide initiative and invites everyone with a bright idea to participate however they choose, whether that's hosting an activity, putting on an event, or staging a performance.
Anyone and everyone; whether you are an individual or part of an organisation. Creative Week Cape Town celebrates all forms of creativity, innovation and culture.
Not only are the Loeries one of the founding partners of Creative Week, but their activities and awards ceremony bring a host of industry professionals to Cape Town every September – an ideal opportunity to show off the creative energy and diversity this city has to offer. Find out more about the Loeries here.
Creative Week and the Loeries bring with them an increased focus on the creative industry: If you are already planning an event this September, hold it during Creative Week to take part in this celebration and increase your exposure. By listing your event on the calendar, you get access to a wider audience and additional promotion. If you aren’t already doing something, why not conceptualise and organise an event or intervention specifically for Creative Week? This is an opportune time to host an exhibition, do a public performance, throw a party, have a show, do a pop up-market or temporary installation of public art. Helpful guides for you to download:
This year, the theme for Creative Week Cape Town 2013 is turn your city inside out. Take your creative expression outdoors. Make it accessible to the public and visible on the streets of Cape Town. The city is your canvas: use public spaces, streets and shop windows as your canvas and exhibition space. Find your creativity.
To make it easier for people attending Creative Week events to find what they’re looking for, we’ve introduced seven categories. In the online submission process, you will be asked to choose the category most appropriate for your event. You can download a Creative Week category icon to display at your event here. ● Loeries events which are part of the annual showcase of the region's best in brand communication ● Learn is for activities that expand minds – public lectures, demonstrations, presentations and launches ● See is for all visual arts-related events – film screenings, street art interventions and pop-up exhibitions ● Hear is for music, theatre and performance events ● Do is for events that require active participation – such as workshops or shopping ● Move is for activities that get people moving – whether walking, cycling or doing yoga ● Play is for oddball, playful events that defy conventional categorisation
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Creative Week Cape Town unfortunately cannot offer any financial or event planning services. All Creative Week events are crowdsourced and hosted by public participants.
You can. Creative Week Cape Town celebrates all forms of creativity. Whether you write, make films or music, design buildings, or bake cupcakes, we’d love you to take part in Creative Week.
Certainly! If you plan to charge an entrance fee or issue tickets for your event, make sure to include that information in your event submission form. There's a space for it. However, if you have any questions, email email@example.com. The Creative Week Cape Town website does not sell or issue tickets.
You've submitted your event to the crowdsourced calendar; not it's time to mobilise your network! Share the news online or offline, with friends, family, clients and colleagues. Be sure to connect with Creative Cape Town on Facebook and Twitter. When you tweet about your event, use @CreativeCT and the hashtag #CWCT2013. Word of mouth and independent promotion are necessary compliments to a formal marketing campaign like ours, so share information about your Creative Week participation whenever and wherever you can, and encourage others to do so too!
The digital calendar on this website will be shared and promoted through Creative Week and Creative Cape Town’s various channels. A number of key events will be chosen for inclusion in the September edition of Creative Cape Town e-newsletter. Creative Week Cape Town is also supported by a comprehensive PR campaign.
Creative Week Cape Town will not invite media to individual crowdsourced events. However, that doesn't mean you can't! Drop a line to your favourite blogger, photographer or any other media contacts you happen to have on your radar. Invite them to attend launches, or to cover specific angles of your event. Use word of mouth, Facebook posts and other media platforms in combination to get news of your event out there. Be sure to invite your own media contacts to attend launches, or to cover specific angles of your event.
Bookmark this site and check back regularly – the events calendar is constantly being updated. Watch the Creative Cape Town Facebook page and Creative Cape Town's Twitter feed. Follow the week's activities using #CWCT2013. Download a print-friendly programme of daily events: Saturday 14 September, Sunday 15 September, Monday 16 September, Tuesday 17 September, Wednesday 18 September, Thursday 19 September, Friday 20 September, Saturday 21 September, Sunday 22 September.
Yes. Note, however, that events are run by a range of independent entities. Check individual events carefully for important information regarding booking requirements and cover charges, if any.
To make it easy for you find specific events that you are interested in, we have introduced seven categories:
If you’re having problems uploading your event and need assistance, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. We will not share your personal information.
If you are interested in being a sponsor of Creative Week Cape Town, contact email@example.com.