ATTENDING AN EVENT
I want to attend events. How do I find out more?
Bookmark this site and check back regularly – the events calendar is constantly being updated. Watch the and .
Are there free events?
Yes. Note, however, that events are run by a range of independent, creative professionals. Check individual events carefully for important information regarding booking requirements and cover charges, if any.
I’ll be visiting Cape Town during Creative Week. What do you recommend?
We recommend you head over to Cape Town Tourism, a partner of Creative Week Cape Town. They’ve put together resources to help you find your way and some fun in and around the city.
HOLDING AN EVENT
I want to hold an event during Creative Week CT 2011. Where do I start?
What kind of organisations can hold events?
Your kind. Single or collective. Creative Week Cape Town celebrates all forms of creativity. Whether you write, make films or music, design buildings, or bake cupcakes, we’d love to have you. And promote you!
What qualifies as an event?
The choice is yours – within limits of course. Think lectures, launches, presentations, demonstrations and networking events like meetings, drinks and meals. Think collaborations. Think inspiration. Whatever will most ignite your creative community, make it happen.
Do you offer any financial assistance?
Creative Week Cape Town supports but does not offer financial or event planning services. All Creative Week events are planned and staged by participating organisations.
Can I charge entrance?
Certainly! If you plan to charge an entrance fee or issue tickets for your event, make sure to include a link back to your site, a phone number or email address where payment and ticketing information will be given. The Creative Week Cape Town site does not sell or issue tickets, but we will help publicise relevant events through our media partner, One.Dog.Chicken, our backing partners the Loeries, Cape Town Tourism, Creative Cape Town social media and a dedicated publicist.
PROMOTING AN EVENT
Can I help spread the word? I’m not sure how to.
Word of mouth and independent promotion make a palpable difference to a formal marketing campaign like ours. Click here for useful tips and easy strategies on increasing your event’s reach.
How is Creative Week Cape Town promoting its participants?
Creative Week is supported by a comprehensive PR campaign, and all events are listed on this website . A number of key events will be chosen for inclusion in the Creative Cape Town e-newsletter and the September edition of City Views, a free monthly newspaperw with a circulation of 50 000 that focuses on Cape Town’s Central City. Creative Week Cape Town 2011 is supported by media partner One.Dog.Chicken, a creative agency and online portal that will be covering events and giving out free tickets in the run-up to and during Creative Week. Creative Week Cape Town’s press releases are also distributed to the Loeries database.
Will Creative Week Cape Town events be covered by the media?
Creative Week Cape Town is supported by a dedicated publicist and has an extensive media mailing list. However, the most effective marketing and advertising is when word of mouth, Facebook posts and newspaper coverage all combine, bringing morepeople through the door of new, novel or known events. Event organisers are encouraged to invite their own media contacts to attend launches, or to cover specific angles of their events.
Does Creative Week Cape Town have a home?
Yes! While Creative Week Cape Town happens all over the city, the Fringe is Creative Week’s central hub. We will be hosting some of our own events and initiatives there and encourage you to do the same.
What are the geographical parameters of Creative Week Cape town?
Events can be staged anywhere in Cape Town, although, as mentioned before, the central hub of Creative Week Cape Town is The Fringe.
How can I receive more information?
Join our mailing list on Creative Cape Town for updates and invitations. Mail with queries not answered through these channels.
I’m struggling to post my event to the Creative Week website. Am I doing it right?
Yes, probably. WordPress is a tricky back-end. Follow the step-by-step guide to uploading your event info and read our How To guide to get the hang of it. You can also email us at or consult the WordPress online forum.
Will you distribute my information to third parties?
No. We will not share your personal information.
I want to sponsor Creative Week Cape Town. How do I get involved?
If you are interested in being a sponsor of Creative Week CT, contact