connect.hubs  is an initiative to support the social and creative hubs in Southern Africa that drive the creative economies and create social impact in the region.

Creative and social hubs support diverse communities of artists, entrepreneurs, activists and culture producers in physical or virtual spaces. Examples are makerspaces, music studios, fablabs, collectives, online networks, co-working spaces, incubators, and more.

 If you bring your community together to work, collaborate or access resources, we want to support you. about connect.hubs training

This November, we are inviting young leaders, influencers or decision-makers from social and creative hubs to attend a free 2-day training program designed to build and sustain your skills, knowledge and network.

The training will cover topics like:

  • Communicating your value
  • Serving a community
  • Sustaining and adapting your business model
  • Content curation and reaching larger audiences
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Planning for impact

The workshop is open to decision-makers/ influencers (aspiring or established), age 18-35 years, running hubs based in Southern Africa. Training for applicants from South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius, Mozambique and Botswana will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on 19-21 November 2018. Training for applicants from Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 21-23 November 2018.

** All travel expenses will be fully covered, including flights/local taxis, accommodation and meals **
Applications are due next Thursday, November 8. Apply at