Abuja Creative Summit is a program designed to bring together all the key stakeholders of the Abuja entrepreneurial, innovation and creative ecosystem; international organizations, the government, investors, innovators and creatives. Abuja Creative Summit is slated to take place in the 29th of March 2019 at The Exhibition Pavilion, Abuja. It will be a 1 day event and number of expected participants is 500.
Aiivon Innovation Hub is working in partnership with the British Council, Creative Edinburgh, Scotland, and Sensi Hub, Sierra Leone to create this platform for stakeholders to network, dialogue and learn from each other.
During the summit, an online platform called Creative Kindred (building on the success of a similar model by Creative Edinburgh in Scotland) will be launched. It’s a digital community created to bridge the gap between creatives in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the UK and to create additional income, exposure, cultural exchange, and networking opportunities for creatives in Abuja and eventually across Nigeria.
Creatives across different sectors like; Interior designers, web developers and programmers (UI designers), architects, graphic designers, video and sound editors, animators, fashion designer/illustrators, creative and art directors, photographers, video editors, music artists, spoken word artists, music producers, actors, directors, writers and content developers, visual artists, makeup artists etc. will be able to register on the platform. The Creative Kindred platform will be a one stop shop for anyone looking to put together a creative team for almost any type of project.
The purpose of the Summit is to not only unveil the Kindred Platform but also to engage with the creative community in Abuja and have conversations about challenges, opportunities and progress being made in the space. There will be panel discussions, break out sessions (workshops on different topics to empower creatives), art and fashion exhibitions and many more interesting activities. Ecosystem partners will also have a chance to curate sessions, leverage on the event to drive their agenda and network with other stakeholders.