Call for an event organizing partner: Africa Design Summit

June 28, 2018

Submission Deadline: July 19, 2018
Duration: August 2018 to December 2018
Project Location: Morocco (city to be determined by selected partner)
Budget: 25,000 Euros

In early December 2018, Hivos will organize the “Africa Design Summit” in Morocco. Over the course of this event, creative practitioners from across Africa will gather to examine the emerging intellectual, technological, and cultural trends in 21st century Africa.

For example, shaped by new technologies, ideas, and perspectives, where do Africa’s creative actors cross paths, meet, and cluster? What are the novel ideas and practices being exchanged, as well as professions and vocations created? Through careful study and reflection, participants will collaborate to explore these questions as well as their own roles—as artists, designers, makers, conveners, innovators, and entrepreneurs—in shaping these new pathways for exchange and defining the future of the continent.

Hivos is soliciting expressions of interest for an event organizing partner in Morocco to provide all logistical and organizational support for this upcoming summit. In particular, we are looking for organizations with a strong background in event management and logistics, as well as experience working in the creative industries or on cultural, artistic, technology, and entrepreneurship events.

Interested parties are required to submit: (1) a motivational letter describing their a) interest in the summit theme, b) event organization background in the creative industries, and c) organizational capacity for implementing the event, (2) a budget estimation for local summit costs (catering, transportation, printed materials, etc) and (3) supporting documents indicating the relevant experience of the applying party. The primary language of the summit will be in English, with significant contributions and activities conducted in French.

To download the full call, please click here.

For any inquiries, please email Katie Bentivoglio at