Founded in 2011 by Dillion Phiri, Creative Nestlings is a Cape Town-based research and development company focused on the growing of the local creative industries and providing support to emerging creatives.

In June 2013, Creative Nestlings joined forces with Cape Town Partnership, custodian of  Creative Cape Town .The merge was necessary to build our network, share resources and information across both Creative Cape Town’s and Creative Nestling’s platforms, and provide bigger impact towards the creative community and more opportunities to make connections for Cape Town’s future creative frontrunners.

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We feature both local and international creatives on our website – exposing local work globally and vice versa – and collaborate on projects, events and idea execution across geographic boundaries.


Our mission is to nurture and celebrate creatives and showcase the role of creativity in society.


Through our event series, #ConversationsOnCreativity, we gather creatives from all backgrounds and stages in their lives and careers under one roof – where they get to share their stories and connect. We also collaborate with creatives in making their ideas happen, helping curate events, exhibitions and projects with both brands and individuals.


We are always looking for opportunities in which creatives can participate, work on projects and build their portforlio.

Our two main platforms are:

Our website: A journal of global conversations with creatives on their work, lives, thoughts, ideas and insights into what creativity can mean to society.

Our event series, #ConversationsOnCreativity: A series of monthly events aimed at connecting and promoting creatives.

We are currently working on creating more platforms, including a print and digital publication, video series, music events and our own physical space.


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Creative Nestlings is currently coordinated by Dillion Phiri and Nokulunga Mateta-Phiri, with the support of the Cape Town Partnership and a network of unofficial members.



We are currently based in Cape Town, but will soon be travelling and working in different cities.

Thank you :)

(Company Registration number 2012 / 069143 / 07)

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