Innovating around practice, business models and opportunity, the So Creative Summit is a live event that invites the creative sector to the table to workshop, discuss and hear from leading voices within the cultural community.
SO Creative Summit
The first So Creative Summit was launched in Johannesburg, South Africa, under the leadership of Arterial Network South Africa (Feb 2019). The second meetup happened in Zimbabwe under the leadership of Stimulus Africa Foundation (March 2020). In light of COVID-19, a Digital MeetUp took place in 2021, and 2022 saw a return to a physical Summit, with digital elements, led by Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) with partners Manchester International Festival (MIF) and Common Purpose South Africa (CPSA).
This latest edition of the So Creative Summit was co-curated with the core cohort from BASA’s Cultural Producers Programme, also delivered in partnership with Manchester International Festival and Common Purpose South Africa, and supported by the British Council Creative Economy Programme.
So Creative 2022 ‘Enterprise in Motion’ was a purpose-driven programme of talks, workshops, immersions and experiences set to super-charge creative and innovative entrepreneurs, curious minds and raw ambition with a power-pack of new ideas and action post-Covid. Click here to find out more about the 2022 programme and contributors, and here to access the digital content.