So Creative Summit
6 July 2022

Hosted By Tshego Khutsoane

Programme Schedule

Wed 6 July

08H00 - 08H30

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

08H30 - 09H30

REGISTRATION AND STILLNESS SESSION

REGISTRATION AND STILLNESS SESSION

REGISTRATION AND STILLNESS SESSION

WITH THE NEST SPACE

Arrive and check in with your digital ticket, then head to the Stillness Session for a morning stretch with The Nest Space; some good energy and a gentle welcome to the So Creative Summit. No need to bring anything for the session. Coffee and tea will be served on the side.

09h30-10h00

S Official Opening

Official Opening

10h00 – 11h00

Don’t keep it to yourself with MARCO MORGAN

Don’t keep it to yourself  with MARCO MORGAN

RESOURCES TALK

Don’t keep it to yourself

with MARCO MORGAN

Marco Morgan is the Social Impact: Cultural Manager at the V&A Waterfront – an organisation who have proven their commitment to creativity, sustainability and innovation through extraordinary projects. Join his talk to hear a story about shared resources and values.

11h00 - 11h30

Coffee Klatch

Coffee Klatch

Noun / an informal social occasion at which people drink coffee and talk

11h30 – 12h30

VALUE WORKSHOP

VALUE WORKSHOP

VALUE WORKSHOP

THE CREATIVE RESOURCE AUDIT

with Mariapaola McGurk

Mariapaola McGurk is a visual artist, researcher, lecturer and consultant. Her area of speciality lies in the creative economy and creative entrepreneurship. MP is specifically passionate about creative entrepreneurship and its potential positive impact on youth unemployment in South Africa. She holds honours in visual arts and an Executive MBA from Henley Business School. In this active workshop, Mariapaola helps us sharpen the tools to function best in a creative economy.

12h30 – 13h30

Lunch

Lunch

Fresh & delicious – find the food truck.

13h30 – 14h30

COMMUNICATION TALK

COMMUNICATION TALK

COMMUNICATION TALK

Monetise Your Talent Online

with LEBO LION

Lebo Lion is an award winning digital marketer, itunes podcasting pioneer, speaker, author, strategist & influencer, whose viral Twitter threads, digital marketing expertise, and courageous conversations , have led to her being one of the most sought after speakers and business consultants in South Africa. She has transformed over 1000 South African Start-Ups and SMEs, through her global top 100 iTunes podcast charting platform; The Lebo Lion Show. Known as “THE VOICE OF MARKETING”. Lebo Lion shares some no-nonsense ideas on how to build your brand and diversify your streams of income. Take notes, these tips come fast.

14h30 - 15h30

Coffee Klatch

Coffee Klatch

[Noun] an informal social occasion at which people drink coffee and talk

15h30 – 16h30

TECHNOLOGY TALK

TECHNOLOGY TALK

TECHNOLOGY TALK

Art for Everyone: an insight into Atmospheric Memory

with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Atmospheric Memory premiered at Manchester International Festival in 2019. Lozano-Hemmer will be joining us to share some of his insights in developing Atmospheric Memory – and ensuring the work was accessible to all. For more information about the artist, please visit his website www.lozano-hemmer.com

Thu 7 July

08h00 – 09h00

PROGRAMME

Registration, coffee and tea

09h00 – 10h00

VALUE TALK

VALUE TALK

VALUE TALK

Artistic Integrity and the Brand

with RUSSELL ABRAHAMS & KRISTEN CLAGUE

Russell Abrahams is a Cape Town based illustrator, and founder of the illustration studio, Yay Abe. As an extension of his personality, his designs are best described as colourful, playful and able to own any space. They have already been wrapped around a KFC bucket, sandwiched in a Bombay Sapphire zine and stretched across Africa’s largest billboard, and most recently an exciting collab with H&M.
His partner Kristen Clague is a marketer and textile artist who turned her lockdown hobby into a successful creative business. Together they talk about the integration of brand and artistic integrity.
How do you play with the big brands and still retain your artistic integrity?

10h00 – 11h00

RESOURCES WORKSHOP

RESOURCES WORKSHOP

RESOURCES WORKSHOP

Something to GIVE! A VANSA workshop

with Dillion S Phiri

The business of creativity and culture is as important as the act and experience of the creation. Often this is left till the end when the struggles and challenges appear. Entrepreneurial/business thinking is important to your practice whether solo or team. This workshop dives into the best business practices that creative and cultural producers should merge into their daily practice.

The workshop is led by Dillion S Phiri. As the co-founder of Creative Nestlings, he brought thousands of creatives across the continent and the world together, introducing, supporting and spotlighting key voices in the global conversation on the business of creativity. As the co-founding partner and a lead mentor/coach at J&B Hive, Dillion co-created the operational strategy and creative fund that have supported the growth of SA brands like Tshepo the Jeanmaker, Bathu, and Wolf & Co.

11h00 - 11h30

Coffee Klatch

Coffee Klatch

[Noun] an informal social occasion at which people drink coffee and talk

11h30 – 12h30

ACCESS TALK

ACCESS TALK

ACCESS TALK

Access from the Perspective of Global Opportunities

with Michelle Rocha

Michelle is the Head of Touring at the Manchester International Festival (UK). She is also a Board Member of Quarantine (theatre company). Previously, she was the Producer (Music and Outdoor) at West Kowloon Cultural District (HK) and has worked at the Wales Millennium Centre (UK) for the 2012 Olympics, the Hong Kong Dance Company, Lushington/ Live Nation, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival and is a Clore Fellow. If the world is calling, you need to get to this talk.

12h00 – 13h30

Lunch

lunch

Fresh & delicious – find the food truck.

13h30 – 14h30

SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP

SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP

SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP

Ecosystems thinking: what does it offer us for rethinking project design?

with Tamara SCHULZ

Tamara Schulz (Guhrs) is a generalist: she desires that all of her writing, thinking, teaching, cooking, dreaming, planting and art-making might serve to destabilize the way we think about our belonging to and within earth systems and more-than human families. In this workshop, she asks what we really mean when we talk about ecosystems in terms of creative organisations or projects? How do we refresh ideas about project outputs and growth cycles, and indices for measuring success, using the lens of ecosystems – and moving away from extractive, competition-based thinking towards more interdependent models.

14h30 - 15h00

MOVEMENT SESSION

MOVEMENT SESSION

WITH THE NEST SPACE

Re-invigorate your body and mind for the home-stretch. No need to bring anything to this short energy-booster.

15h00 – 16h00

SUSTAINABILITY TALK

SUSTAINABILITY TALK

SUSTAINABILITY TALK

Sustainability has Creativity at Heart

with Thobile Chittenden

Presently CEO of Makers Valley Partnership, Thobile is a recent TedX Speaker with a passionate interest in Social & Creative Entrepreneurship and non-profit organisations. A member of the community organisation in the east of Johannesburg’s Inner City, she is also a Network Co-Lead at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, a global movement that advocates for alternative economies which serve people and planet, instead of the other way around. She is also a Board Member of an inner-city school in Johannesburg called City Kidz.
She has also most recently graduated from the Social Entrepreneurship Programme by 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.

16h00 - 16h30

Coffee Klatch

Coffee Klatch

[Noun] an informal social occasion at which people drink coffee and talk

16h30 - 17h30

Pitch Den

Pitch Den

You’ve got five minutes to pitch us your incredible creative idea. Three winning pitches take R30 0000, R20 000 and R10 000 respectively, courtesy of Business and Arts South Africa.

Sign up your pitch here before lunchtime on 6 July – but note that it’s first come, first served for a chance to impress the panel and kick-start your dream.

17h30 - 18h00

Closing remarks and thanks

Closing remarks and thanks

19h00

Opening of networking session

Opening of networking session

with DJ, Zandile Nongogo

19h00

Winning Pitch Den ideas announced

Winning Pitch Den ideas announced

IMMERSIONS

Throughout the day, experience So Creative Immersions including.

 

Manifesto Maker Lab

Head into our zine zone to add your collab to the Manifesto for the Cultural Sector What do we need to do to make an impact, create sustainability and transform the cultural and creative sector no a place.

 

Digital Art & SHORT Films

Short films and extracts from ReRouting Arts Festival, Manchester International Festival, Dawid Boverhoff and Kosie Smit, African indigenous storytelling by Deidre Jantjies.

 

Artisanal Traders