The Creative Industries Career Expo is a unique, exciting and unprecedented event, providing a platform for learners to access information and gain insight into the different career opportunities in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. The Expo is being hosted by Creative Knowledge, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture.

The inaugural event will take place from 11 – 13 March 2020 at Museum Africa, Newtown, and is open to the public. Schools wishing to attend should click the link below to register. 

Motivation

The creative industry is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the global economy and has a major positive influence on income generation and job creation. Government has also recognised this sector as a key contributor to job creation, as well as significantly contributing to social development and nation-building.

More recently, focus has been placed on careers in the creative, cultural and heritage industries, with numerous institutions now offering education and training in these fields. Universities, technikons, colleges and non-profit organisations provide an extensive range of diplomas, degrees and post-graduate degrees in the sector. A career in the creative industries has been recognised as a sustainable livelihood, creating many new career paths for our learners and youth.

Objectives

The main objectives of the Expo are:

  • To inform learners, educators and parents of the career opportunities in the creative industries

  • To expose and promote courses being offered at relevant institutions

  • To strengthen learners’ capacity to access the creative industries

  • To inform learners of the potential benefits and challenges they could encounter in the creative industries

  • To encourage the importance and benefits of careers in the creative industries

Programme

  • An Exhibition of training and education institutions and the courses on offer including bursary opportunities for learners

  • Career Guidance Workshops facilitated by educators, industry experts and artists

  • An Educator’s Workshop to enable dialogue and networking between educators and the industry

  • A Session for Parents who wish to engage with the sector about their children pursuing a career in the creative industries

A more detailed programme to follow soon!

Partners and Sponsors