Integral to Creative Cape Town’s mandate is communicating the developments, trends, opportunities and news about the creative and knowledge economy in Cape Town central city. Information is key in developing a proactive creative milieu, a prerequisite to Cape Town becoming a truly creative city. Creative Cape Town’s communication is aimed primarily at the creative and knowledge sectors in the city (as well as those in South Africa and abroad), government officials in the city and province, and other key opinion leaders who could play a role in making Cape Town a more creative city.
Creative Cape Town has a number of channels it uses to reach these diverse audiences, including print, online and interpersonally through forums and breakfasts. We work to develop cross-cutting platforms that promote design and cultural tourism and so showcase the creativity of the city such as the bid for World Design Capital 2014 .
CAPE TOWN CREATIVE INDUSTRY SURVEY
Informed decisions are generally better decisions, and as such Creative Cape Town periodically surveys the city’s creative industries to better inform research and decisions made by authorities when looking to encourage and grow this economic sector. Take part in the survey, or pass the link on to creative industry professionals or consumers: Cape Town creative industry survey
CREATIVE CAPE TOWN E-NEWS
Creative Cape Town’s e-newsletter comes out monthly with interesting news and views on the creative climate in the city. To stay in the loop, register to receive our newsletter. Help us stay in the loop by mailing information regarding relevant events and successes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Before you do, have a look through our newsletter archives to see what kinds of things we have focused on in the past.
Creative Cape Town is extremely active on social media platforms. Join our Creative Cape Town Facebook page, and Twitter feed for up to the minute news. Our YouTube channel includes a number of specially created videos as well as an extensive playlist relevant to understanding Cape Town and creative city thinking.
CREATIVE CAPE TOWN ANNUAL
The Creative Cape Town Annual has a small print run of 5 000 copies. It is distributed to the creative industries in the central city and to key opinion leaders and government officials. A limited number of copies are sold through independent book stores.
CREATIVE WEEK CAPE TOWN
Creative Week Cape Town, in partnership with The Loerie Awards, (South Africa’s premier advertising awards ceremony) is an annual showcase of the creative sector in Cape Town. It is a user-generated event that Creative Cape Town coordinates and markets heavily.
In our work we recognise that we are one player in a group of many involved in the development of the creative and knowledge economy of Cape Town – there are over 18 000 people working in the sector and more than 1 000 creative businesses in the Central City alone. Key partnerships are therefore critical, enabling us to work more effectively and for our influence to be more widespread. As such, we sometimes refer interested parties to agencies who may be better suited to help meet their needs.
Please refer to our FAQ for more information.