Creative Cape Town, a programme of the Cape Town Partnership, is out to map the city’s creativity with a free-to-download mobile app.
The Creative Cape Town app will connect creatives to clients and each other – whilst also helping the broader public access creative events and industries.
The app – one of the Cape Town Partnership’s nine official World Design Capital projects – virtually maps the creative industries, allowing users to access details (including the geographic location) of relevant creative sector operators, all at the touch of a mobile device button.
Users will be able to connect with fellow creative practitioners, search for creative businesses, suppliers and learning centres (by list or geographically) with an easily navigable directory. The option to scout for talent, search for jobs and seek collaborative opportunities will also feature; additionally, registered app users will be able to showcase their work by uploading it to their very own mini-portfolio.
Debuting as the first ever dedicated mobile events portal for the local creative industry, the Creative Cape Town app includes an event feed with map integration, featuring creative and cultural activities. Added functionality incorporates the option for users to add events directly to their own personal mobile device calendar.
The CCT app was developed in partnership with local agency Domino Digital in response to an increased need for a centralised resource hub specific to the creative industries. An officially recognized World Design Capital Project (#WDC284), it will first be available on iOS and roll out on Android soon after.
The app is now open for registration, with an invitation to anyone active in the sector – from creative industries, organisations, practitioners to suppliers – to join the directory for free by visiting: www.creativecapetown.com/app
“The creative economy of Cape Town is an essential catalyst for job creation and transformation. It’s in all of our interests to support and connect with the talent that is right here in the heart of Cape Town”, says Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. “We are very excited about the potential of this app to drive new business and exciting collaboration and believe that it will form an important topography for our creative industry.”
Broadening its digital mark, Cape Town Partnership will also launch a new website in April, the content of which will be available through a Creative Commons licence, so that it may be used, built on, remixed or refuted – all in the name of building better communities in Cape Town, online and off.
Keep an eye out for an updated Cape Town Partnership website: www.capetownpartnership.co.za