Creatives in Conversation takes the form of an open mic evening

So the 2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference has come to a close, and now that we’ve had a chance to catch our breath, there are a lot of opinions which need to be shared and conversations that need to be finished off. We expect that each delegate has taken something different from this conference and we want to hear what you experienced and how you feel we can move forward from here as a creative sector. Join us this Thursday 19 March from 17:00 – 19:00 for our first post-conference “Creatives in Conversation” at UJ Arts Centre. The discussion will take the form of an open mic evening and will be hosted by Brett Pyper who is head of the Wits School of Arts and was part of our panel for Calling in the Elephant. This conversation will give people the chance to engage and voice their thoughts. Come have your say, we look forward to seeing you...

You’re Never Too Old To Start A New Venture, Look At These Famous Entrepreneurs

As a young creative entrepreneur trying to establish yourself, you may feel that Mark Zuckerberg and the current lot of 20-something CEOs are ruining it for people like us who’re facing a mid-life crisis. We found this infographic  which proves why it’s never to late to start your own venture, so we thought we’d share the inspiration.   Did you know? McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc sold paper cups and milkshake mixers till he was 52 Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling was a single mom on welfare till she was 31 Harrison Ford was a carpenter till his 30s Zara founder Amancio Ortega was a shirt shop helper till he was 30 Evan Williams co-founded Twitter at the age of 35 Niklas Zennstromm was 37 when he created Skype Arianna Huffington started Huffington Post at the age of 54 Still not convinced? Here’s more:     Source: Funders and Founders So if you haven’t come up with that billion dollar idea yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. Share this post and your views here. Special thanks to Digitalsynopsis for sharing inspirational pages such as...

#CreativesMakeItHappen Pledge Booth

Aluwani Ratshiungo – Seamstress and Designer at Ninety One Jade Bowers – Jade Bowers Design and Management  Dominique Soma – Co-founder of WeHeartBeat  Pieter Jacobs and Fiona Gordan – CEO and Conference Project Manager at The Arts & Culture Trust  Khanyi Dhlamini –...

#CreativesMakeItHappen Day 3 Highlights

“People don’t buy products, they buy stories so work on your personal brand and maintain consistency. Mediocrity does not attract investment just focus on writing the story, not being the actor.” – Michael Rubenstein, Marketing Strategist at Brand Quantum       “Artists are starting to put their value on the table but we live in the real world. Things cost rands so there must be a fee if an artist is creating value for the brand”  – Theresho Selesho, Experiential Marketing Director at Geometry Global.  ...

#CreativesMakeItHappen Day 1 Highlights

IMAGINE IT – This cluster – geared towards introductions of a creative, intellectual and social nature – will set the scene, ensuring participants are well prepared for the rest of the event.   “Stop thinking out of the box, it’s an outdated statement” – Dion Chang, Trend Analyst at Flux Trends.          Food Jams with Jade De Waal  ...