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Amazing Opportunity For Storytellers And Creatives

The British Council and Twyg are collaborating on an exciting storytelling project called Design Futures. To make it happen, they’re looking for multimedia storytellers who will document the journeys of six designers across southern Africa who participated in the Circular Design Lab in November.  

Application process

Writers, multimedia storytellers, videographers, photographers and audio artists from Malawi, Zambia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa are encouraged to apply. The storytellers should have an interest in design and the circular economy (an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources). 

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The successful candidates will be invited to participate in an all-expenses paid workshop in February 2020 in Cape Town, where they will share ideas, explore creative storytelling, circular design and connect with each other and other professionals.            

  Here’s how to enter

  • Send three examples of your published work in English (max two pages/1 000 words each story and/or video recording, audio, photographs) to [email protected] cc [email protected].
  • Although not a requirement, previous work on sustainability and/or design would be an advantage.
  • Send us your CV.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on 10 January 2020.

Application Deadline: 9 January 2020 

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Design Futures falls under its Southern African Arts programme, which has developed cultural connections between young people aged 18 to 35 in the UK and Southern Africa with a range of arts projects and use of digital platforms to build creative networks through art forms, including fashion, music, film, design and more.

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About Twyg

Twyg is a registered non-profit company. This South African online brand encourages an eco-conscious and forward-thinking lifestyle with a focus on design and fashion that doesn’t harm the planet or people. The company is founded and edited by Jackie May, who has over 20 years experience working in media, focusing on sustainability issues and is driven by young, energetic writers across Southern Africa.

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