YOUNG AFRICAN
CREATIVE NETWORK

Individual Membership

ABOUT THE NETWORK

A creative network for and by young African creative.

The network consists of a photographers, writers, illustrators, playwrights, account managers, engineers, developers, illustrators, film-makers, designers, publishers, researchers, bloggers, architects, radio personalities, art directors, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, educators, fashion designers, stylists, authors in cities spread out from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Toronto, Port Louis, Accra, Lusaka, Maputo, Harare all the way to Brooklyn & Aarhus.

Our young African members are award winning, entrepreneurial minded, business owners, have spoken on stages at prestigious stages like TEDx, Cape Town,  Johannesburg, Kigali.

They are actively engaged in their immediate communities, cities, towns and both through us and in their own strides have worked with global brands like Nordex, J&B Whisky, Grants Whisky, Heineken, adidas, Fila, Nordex, Fairvest, Woolworths. Our members also own their own businesses, publications, apps & cafes across the continent.

We support and share resources, tools, opportunities, projects, shared workspaces, clients with our members and they in turn share amongst each other.

JOIN THE NETWORK
"Being part of the network has opened doors for me as a photographer, I bill better and have managed to get big clients."

Got a question? fill out form below or email us: membership@creativenestlings.com

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BENEFITS

ONGOING SUPPORT

From the time you JOIN we will have monthly checkins 1 on 1 with you and discuss your journey, advise and create milestones/plan and a support system tailored to you.

member only swag

- Member only tote bags to carry your magazines, notepads, laptop, tablet to your favorite cafe or meeting.
- One of a kind notebook for your ideas, notes or rough sketches

PROFILE ON WEBSITE

A regular request from the greater creative community is who are the members? We have recently added a new feature on our site which showcases members and their work. This creates a central place for discovering young African creative. VIEW MEMBERS PAGE

PEER TO PEER MENTORSHIP + NETWORK

We believe in collective action, through the network you will be able to meet like minded creatives from across the continent and diaspora and chat to them securely via our SLACK channel. Through events you will also be introduced to fellow young African creatives to work and learn from.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLIENT WORK

ALL CN work is primarily done by our network members, from our rebranding, conference collateral, event posters, photographers to all our client work. Our members are our core team and are important to our client facing work and the cool thing you can also include this work in your personal brief.

NEW WORK SHARED ON DIGITAL CHANNELS

With new work every creatives needs a platform to launch whatever idea or project, we have reopened our platforms as a primary member space to share new work as needed. This will curated at our discretion and shared on the necessary digital platforms.

MEMBER ONLY MEETUPS

Our members are located in many cities across the continent and we regularly host intimate coffee, dinner meet-ups to discuss ideas, projects etc. We have organised dinners and lunches with CEO's and Investors that are interested in our members.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES & DISCOUNT ON CN EVENTS

We regularly host talks and primarily invite members as guest speakers, this is important as we have seen our members have valuable ideas and insights into the creative process and have a lot to share.
We also offer discount prices for our paid events such as our annual conference.

ONGOING PERKS + MORE

Access to our books and magazine as CN, collaboration opportunities etc.

JOIN AS A MEMBER

MEMBERSHIP IS R1000/YEAR OR $65/YEAR
Interested in becoming a member?
Fill out your info below and we will contact you.
We welcome anyone between the ages of 18-35 to join as a member and we encourage fellow African youth on the continent and diaspora to join and be active members.
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PLEASE NOTE: Membership is subject to changes and most communication is via SLACK and email.

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