Need some space? Space to create, space to play, space to have your say? Be a part of Creative Week Cape Town and claim your own bit of public space in Cape Town this September. Whether that means goema buskers on the Grand Parade, a Mzansi style flashmob under the noon day gun or a midnight cycle through our downtown streets for Moonlight Mass, Creative Week Cape Town is your chance to grab a piece of the creative limelight.
Yes, YOU. Creative Week Cape Town is a crowd-sourced festival. That means events are independently organised by participants. So you get the chance to do what you do best – whether that’s design, dance, write, network, busk, ogle or applaud – and we get to tell people about it on this site, others like it and the mainstream media.
From 15 to 23 September, Creative Week Cape Town will be celebrating everything inspiring in the worlds of design, music, film, art, theatre, business, innovation and digital media in Cape Town. What’s more, for the third year running, Creative Week Cape Town will be flying with the Loeries.
What’s more, September is rapidly turning into a creative feast – the city will be playing host to Architecture ZA from 13 to 16 September and Open Book Festival from 20 to 24 September – and that’s just for starters.
Because it’s the space between that counts – the space between the buildings, the space between the mountain and the sea, between the present and the past, between you and me. Our city has so many public spaces just waiting to be activated and animated, from Pier Place to Thibault Square, the Fan Walk to the Grand Parade.
Submit your event to the site. Register and tell us about it (free of charge, of course) and then benefit from some free media exposure courtesy of our strategic marketing campaign.
As you can see, there’s lots on, so do consider how to align your event strategically with all the others. Think guerrilla interventions in Green Market Square, St George’s Mall as a public auditorium or catching people’s attention with some local colour while they wait outside the CTICC.
So come and claim your public space. In fact, don’t just claim it, come and play with it, interact with it, discuss it, turn it inside out and upside down. We know that’s what you do best. After all, this is your city. Own it.
Want to be kept in the loop?
- Get some ideas for Cape Town Creative Week by seeing what happened in public space previous years, such as turning a parking lot into a parklet, making a back alley beautiful, pasting art up around the city and graffiti walking tours
- Read more about what New York City and Cape Town have in common when it comes to public space
- Find out why, in cities, temporary is the new permanent
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- Learners take part in a public art experiment on St George’s Mall during Infecting the City 2012, photo by Lisa Burnell
- Classical music is played on Church Square during Infecting the City 2012, photo by Sydelle Willow Smith
- The Walking on Walls tour with public artist Mak1one during Creative Week 2011, photo by Sarah Scott
- A member of the public uses recycled plastic to beautify a rusted gate in the city, photo by Sarah Scott