South Africa venture 94 Colours offers a safe space for inner city youth to take to the stage, pushing the boundaries in creative expression while finding innovative ways to sustain itself as a social enterprise.
Pitching to a room full of investors doesn’t have to be terrifying. Pioneers Post sat in on a recent Deal Share Live session in Singapore, as creative entrepreneurs from around Asia shared their stories and grew their networks.
Creative and social hubs are lifelines for entrepreneurs, but managing a hub can be a tough, lonely job. Efforts to connect and support them are warmly welcomed, as the recent SOCreative Hubs Gathering in South Africa showed.
New scheme delivered in partnership by the British Council and Pioneers Post will offer young journalists from five countries training, mentoring and opportunities to research and publish stories of social and creative enterprise for a global audience.
The creative industries represent a huge – and fast-growing – sector of the global market. But creative businesses are also building practical solutions to social problems and giving a voice to the marginalised.