YOUNG AFRICAN CREATIVE NETWORK

democratising how young African creatives, connect, learn and grow.

“I am convinced more than ever that any society that does not succeed in tapping into the energy and creativity of its youth will be left behind.”
— Kofi Annan

connect, learn & grow.
CREATIVE NESTLINGS IS A NETWORK. A DEMOCRATISED GATHERING PLACE FOR YOUNG AFRICAN CREATIVES, CENTRED ON CREATIVITY, CURIOSITY, AND AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET. THAT’S A PRETTY OPEN DEFINITION, AND THAT’S HOW WE LIKE IT — WE KNOW THERE’S NO LIMIT TO WHAT AFRICAN CREATIVES ARE CAPABLE OF, AND WE WANT TO HELP FACILITATE YOUR SUCCESS.

how we work

community

we are an active network of young African creatives working across the cultural & creative industries.

conversations

Through our series of events and annual conference we gather to connect, learn from each other and share knowledge and resources.

research & dev

We are human centred organisation actively gathering data and insights that we turn into projects, resources, processes and solutions that improve the quality of life for young people across Africa.

content

We turn our activities & insights into content that serves as a showcase, knowledge transfer and celebration of creativity and the creatives around us.

work with us: hello@creativenestlings.com

watch a film we made with disorient

Zero To A Hundred is a new documentary telling a story of the state of creativity & entrepreneurship in South African cities.

“What does innovation mean to you?”“Ugh.”
In 2019, two South African platforms dedicated to community, creativity and representation – Creative Nestlings and Disorient – teamed up and set out to explore the question of what innovation means on African terms.

Moving between the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town – South Africa’ main centers of opportunity and urbanization – they reached out to creators, entrepreneurs, and investors in different industries to find out what innovation means to them, what the state of opportunity is, and where it’s all going.

2 cities. 6 months. 20 creators.

The start of an African innovation story

who we are…

For creatives, we’re a gateway. We exist to connect young African creatives to insight, industry, and each other, creating value they can use to build sustainable creative careers. We do this by sharing knowledge through our epic talks & conferences, interviews with creatives & entrepreneurs, podcasts, books, and creatives spaces, so they can learn, grow and get paid.

For industry, we’re a partner. We provide businesses and institutions with strategic creative services & access to a growing network of multidisciplinary creative talent from across the continent on a platform that makes it easy to contact and hire them.

We are always keen for a chat.
So feel free to pop us a message 🙂