Cape Town based creative company, Creative Nestlings launched a beta version of their new website and community dedicated for young African creatives The|NEST| .
The new Creative Nestlings website will feature original content created for and by young creatives and the ability for young people to join the membership programme, The|NEST|.
“For the past 3 years, we’ve worked closely with young creatives across South Africa and the rest of the continent. A shared concern that keeps coming up is the lack of resourceful platforms that can support their development and work as creatives. Both the new website and membership programme aim to address this.”
– Dillion Phiri
Co-Founder of Creative Nestlings
The|NEST|, a paid-for membership programme for young African creatives aged between 18 – 30, will provide members with access to their fellow young creatives through online network, opportunities to collaborate, discounts and perks from partners and business mentorship. The Nest will also provide members with the opportunity to participate in the Inagural Nestlings Awards, exclusive access to select events, publications as well as access to a co-working and event spaces, later in 2015.
Through the The|NEST|, Creative Nestlings will provide a range of learning and development opportunities, as well access to resources that young African creatives need the most.
“The new website speaks to our core mission of giving a more realistic view of the continent, its people, its beauty and creativity. We are working on being the home for young African creatives. Over the next year, our work will be geared at nurturing and growing the Creative Nestlings network of active young people – throughout Africa. The new website and membership programme will be instrumental to this goal.”
– Lunga Mateta-Phiri
Co-founder of Creative Nestlings
The creative industries have become an increasing driving force in the international market place. With an emphasis on sustaining regional economic growth, several opportunities exist for African countries to unlock the social and economic impact of creativity.
Africa has a youth bulge – atleast 40% of our population consists of the youth. This has knock-on effects on the employability of young people, as well as their access to economic opportunity. Creativity and innovation are the best tools the youth have at their disposal to chart a new path for their respective countries.
The beta version of the Creative Nestlings website can be viewed online at: www.creativenestlings.com. Features such as the online store and the online network will be developed and populated on an ongoing basis.