Inscape Education Group Application Form 2020-2021

Inscape Education Group Application Form 2020-2021

The private higher education institution has a thorough knowledge of the design industry and so its qualifications, awards and short courses include real-life projects, with relevant practical applications. All coursework features work-integrated learning, allowing students to rub shoulders with guest lecturers from the industry. Students have access to cutting-edge technology and software, interactive Courseware and study guides and unique student-centered teaching and learning strategies.

Looking for your creative break? Look no further than the annual Emerging Creatives programme presented by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture.

Admission Requirement

The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives will be chosen to participate in Cape Town during the Design Indaba Conference 2020 as well as at our Johannesburg simulcast venue.

This is to allow us to increase the number of participating creatives to 50 and give opportunities to more young people. 40 of the participants will get to exhibit in Cape Town, while 10 will be based in Johannesburg during the duration of the festival.

Applications close at midnight on 10 September 2019. A total of 50 participants will be selected from entries received by this deadline


Applications are open to current or recent graduate students who have graduated from a tertiary institute within the last two years

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Emerging Creatives is primarily a student programme, therefore preference will be given to applicants between the ages of 18 – 30 years old. If, however, you have changed career paths and are a mature student or novice just entering the industry, you are still welcome to apply

If already working within the design industry, applicants must not have had an established business for more than 12 months at the time of applying

Applications are open to South African citizens only


Products must be created and manufactured in South Africa

Past Emerging Creatives may not re-apply for entry.;

50 participants will be selected to exhibit in Cape Town of which 10  participants will be selected to exhibit at the simulcast venue in Johannesburg. 

If your application is successful and you are chosen to be a Design Indaba 2020 Emerging Creative, you receive the following:

  • Workshop and support opportunities.
  • Return flights to Cape Town from your home city and accommodation for the duration of Design Indaba Festival 2019.**
  • Tickets to attend the Design Indaba simulcast in Cape Town.
  • Exhibition and display of your work as a part of the Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town (T’s & C’s apply).
  • A profile on and entry into ourDesigner Directory.
  • A year of prolonged national and international media exposure including online video, web articles and social media posts.
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Applications close at midnight on 15 October 2019. A total of 50 participants will be selected from entries received by this deadline. This group will be subject to the full Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme, including attending the simulcast, attending the workshop, exhibiting at the Cape Town venue, as well as attending the Design Indaba social networking events.**

The above benefits are subject to the sponsorship funding received for the programme.

Application Form

The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme presented in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture provides support, education and mentoring for South Africa’s future designers.

Applications for our 2020 programme officially open on 14 June 2019.