Open Call to Young Creatives

Creative Hub Ethiopia supports creative innovators, designers and SMEs in various fields by deepening understanding of global design and industrial concepts, providing state-of-the-art working tools and resources, and enhancing the link between young innovators, industrial and governmental entities. The hub offers a wide range of services to designers and innovative entrepreneurs mainly to help reinforce and enhance creativity through various focused and thematic technical support, innovation seminars and workshops, training, prototyping techniques, social events, and networking sessions. The Hub also has a fully equipped digital library, rapid prototyping services (e.g 3D printing), mock-up labs, meeting rooms, space for exhibition and events, co-working space, and cafeteria. The hub will also focus on identifying high potential creative industry businesses and provide tailored advisory services and enroll them in activation programs that will enable creative startups to succeed in the business arena.

Application Category

If you are a fashion designer (footwear, clothing, leather products, etc), an ICT professional focused on digital solutions, an industrial and product designer and need a space to bring your ideas to life, learn innovative techniques to enhance your skills, connect with fellow creatives, and increase the quality of your products through capacity building, or need a space to showcase your work, the creative Hub will be the right place for you.

Leather

Leather products, footwear: basic design and product development skills 

Textile

Artisanal  and handmade textiles; handwoven, hand dyed, embroidered textiles

ICT

App developers, creative, digital media companies, digital art, e-commerce platforms, web development, data/ sourcing management, platform owners

Fashion

Fashion as (construction of a product), design (concept creating) and accessories: designers with basic knowledge of fashion and product development.

Industrial and product design

Furniture, welding, sculpture, mosque, 3D design development

Others

Other creatives can also apply to the open call.

Selection Criteria

  • Young and driven creatives, designers, and entrepreneurs.
  • Resident in Ethiopia.
  • Must be 18 years old and older.
  • He or she must have gone through a basic academic level of education, including college, TVET, University, and preferably understand English.
  • Your samples must be within the last 3 years.
  • An applicant can only apply for one category at a time.
  • Female designers and women-led SMEs are strongly encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE APPLICATION IS EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 7th, 2021

For more info:

Contact Person: Lensa Kebede