Creative South is a network between creative spaces & collectives & artists, that aims to foster safe spaces, new ways of thinking, and incubate alternative narratives.
The network focuses on creating exchanges between young creatives in the south-central region of the continent while developing platforms that encourage free expressions that challenge dominant societal norms and narratives.
Mafalala Festival (or Festival da Mafalala) is an event held every year for a month in the historical Mafalala district in Maputo. The Festivals’s aim is to maintain the culture and vibrancy around Mafalala. This is an effort to promote tourism in Mafalala and a way to generate income and create jobs for the community. The festival includes food fairs, craft workshops, film screenings, photo exhibitions, walking tours, and panel discussions.
Gilbert’s House is a creative network that facilitates the exchange of cultural ideas and experiences. Their work involves the development of cultural events, art skills, and creative business skills and also serves as an agent in the Business of Art and Cultural Tourism.
Modzi Arts is a non-profit and non-governmental organization located in Lusaka, Zambia. Since opening in 2016, Modzi Arts has established itself as a multi-disciplinary art space offering diverse cultural programming and educational opportunities in the creative sector.
Modzi Arts aims to strengthen the Zambian art scene by providing a platform from amateur to professional artists in focus of the fields of visual and performing arts while encouraging a multi-disciplinary approach, art entrepreneurship and curatorial/artistic practice. We host numerous exhibitions, residencies, concerts and workshops throughout the year encouraging women and youth towards active participation in the arts.
Creatives Garage is a multi-disciplinary space that brings together people in the creative and cultural industries in Kenya. They aim to make a positive contribution to the growth of the local creative economy by providing market access opportunities for the creatives thus ensuring their sustainable livelihoods.
Anima which started in 2012, is a Mozambican creative studio based in Maputo. Their objective is to communicate stories through design, audiovisual production, and digital solutions. All of this content is centered on the local audience.