MAKERS MARKET APPLICATION:
THE ODA 2019 MAKERS MARKET IS PART OF THE ODA FAMILY MAKERS WEEKEND @CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE 19 - 20 OCTOBER
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 - 23:00
BE PART OF AN ACTIVE MAKERS MARKET - ITS WAY MORE EXCITING THAN THE USUAL TRADE SHOW WHERE YOU CAN'T REALLY CALL THE SHOTS!
ARE YOU A MAKER I CRAFTER I DESIGNER I INVENTOR I TECH GURU I DRONE CREATOR I TOYMAKER ?
IS YOUR WORK ORIGINAL AND MADE BY YOU OR YOUR TEAM?
LOOKING FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND YOUR REACH TO A NEW AUDIENCE IN A MORE ACTIVE WAY?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE GETTING AWAY FROM THE USUAL TRADE SHOWS WHERE THERE IS LITTLE ACTION?
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION?
DO YOU WANT TO TRADE, SHOW HOW AND WHAT YOU MAKE AND BE INCLUDED IN THE ODA MAKERS COLLECTION 2019?
APPLY AND SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW!
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We're looking for the techies who wants to sell tech that matters, the welders, the glass blowers, toymakers, the fashion designers, the carpenters, weavers and fibre artists, the furniture designers, shoemakers, ceramicists, textile designers and the crafters - to mention but a few!
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? JOIN AN ACTIVE MAKERS MARKET!
So you probably want to know what makes this market different from all the rest? ODA not only aims to curate a market that will showcase the creative, innovative and entrepreneurial talent from Cape Town through products but also wants to encourage all makers at this market to add their own little “makers station”. Everyone LOVES A GOOD STORY RIGHT? Our visitors and community are no different. SHARE YOUR STORY! SHOW AND TELL! Bring them closer to your business offering at the "MAKERS MARKET". Adding a makers station to your offering will not only help to tell your unique story but it's also inspirational and educational for our younger visitors. As we mentioned before - you are not just a maker or a trader! You are an INSPIRATOR to our youth and the next generation!
This is an exciting opportunity to tell your unique story and to engage with the public on a more personal level. You can also consider to have a “makers station” for the public where they pay to be part of your experience and make something with you that they can take away with them.
CONSIDER YOUR PUBLIC EXPERIENCE
Of course this will not be possible for everyone but we really want to encourage a more ACTIVE MAKERS MARKET where you are more than just a trader and the public becomes more than just consumers but also an integrated part of the overall makers experience at the ODA Makers Market that you are a core part of. So consider what kind of experience you can offer that will create added value to the visitors and to you for a more immersive experience of your brand.
TO US YOU ARE WAY MORE THAN JUST A MAKER AND TRADER! WE ALSO VALUE YOU AS AN INSPIRATOR AND EDUCATOR THAT CAN TEACH AND INSPIRE THE YOUTH AND FUTURE GENERATIONS!
DO YOU BELIEVE YOU DESERVE A SPOT IN OUR 2019 MAKERS COLLECTION? ARE YOU IN?
BECAUSE IT'S A FAMILY FAIR!
People are greater consumers and have more interest in someone else's story when they are relaxed and having fun with friends and family. And of course future clients, investors or collaborators also have family and fun. As such the Family Makers Weekend works to create a unique, more relaxed environment for potential consumers and investors to have a authentic and real connection with you than what usually happens at the traditional trade shows where so many of you get overlooked and lost in the crowds.
We are aiming to create an amazing cultural buzz at our new Festival Hub - the Castle of Good Hope, where we are going to host an a la carte menu of exciting, creative and innovative experiences; teaching visitors more about tech that really matters and giving them the opportunity to mingle with outstanding social entrepreneurs who are creating significant change on the ground. A historical venue with a new purpose as a place where people from all walks of life (young and old) are welcome to join in the fun; have equal opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills; to participate, share, network and learn through making and doing.
For the traders and exhibitors - a great way to extend your reach to a more diverse market within a fun and more intimate environment.
*We hope that you are excited to be part of this new venture!
TICKING MOST OR ALL YOUR BOXES? PROCEED TO THE APPLICATION FORM FURTHER BELOW (DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 - 23:00)
Share your story, extend your reach and build your business
YOUR HOST: Open Design Afrika Festival (6th edition)
At Open Design Afrika we build capacity through creativity and through creating accessible opportunities. We believe in the power of creativity, design-led innovation and the makers movement and the value different players add to the greater ecosystem and value chain that contributes to socio-economic development and inspiring others.
Most recently Forbes declared that CREATIVITY IS THE TOP LEADERSHIP SKILL OF THE FUTURE! We could not agree more which is why our team at Open Design Afrika is hard at work to create more accessible opportunities for YOU to show your skills, talent, craftsmanship and value while giving you also a platform to trade and grow your business.
The Story of Open Design Afrika
MORE ABOUT ODA
Open Design Afrika (ODA) is a proudly Afrikan social enterprise and non-profit company that represents a global and local community of thought leaders, change-makers, makers and inventors, social entrepreneurs and creative problem-solvers. Open Design Afrika is an international knowledge-sharing platform in Afrika. This platform aims to build capacity in Afrika through creativity, specifically by creating accessible opportunities for as many people as possible to learn, share and participate with one another as Afrikan citizens. To this end, ODA is dedicated to nurturing a future-ready culture of problem-solvers and change-makers who are equipped and empowered with the appropriate 21st century skills set that will enable them to add value to the future world of business, our environments and society at large.
Open Design Afrika is a proud partner of the UNESCO Cities of Design Network and also serves on the Cape Town UNESCO City of Design team.
The MAKERS COMMUNITY has a vital role to play in the greater ecosystem that we are developing in order to build capacity in Afrika.
INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND EXTENDED EXPOSURE
ODA is a member of the World Design Organisation and the UNESCO Cities of Design Network. This provides us with extended international platforms to publish interviews, press releases and of course details of our festival program that will direct the international community to the ODA website and to the list of traders included in our MAKERS MARKET COLLECTION.
In 2018 the Canadian company Flight Network included Open Design Afrika Festival as one of the TOP 30 GLOBAL FESTIVALS that's a must to attend.
YOUR HOME FOR TWO DAYS: THE HISTORICAL LANDMARK, CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE
Some of you have never had the opportunity to visit the Castle. In October 2019 we are not only making this possible but you will also have the opportunity to trade and extend your business reach to a more diverse audience at our ODA Makers Market which is part of the Open Design Afrika Family Makers Weekend (19-20 OCTOBER 2019). So please also feel free to invite as many friends and family to join us on these two days where they will have an a la carte menu of makers activities and experiences to choose from and to enjoy.
ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE - FREE ENTRANCE TO THE CASTLE
Open Design has always pride itself to be the most accessible platform around. A platform that also allows those who can’t afford to attend other design, innovation or tech related events. We believe that everyone has the right to participate, learn, share and collaborate. In keeping with this philosophy at ODA it is important for us create a FREE entrance to the festival venue. Some external event hosts at our festival hub do have the right to create their own ticket events as part of the Family Makers Weekend Experience. But most events are free to attend.
OUR HOST CITY: CAPE TOWN
The City of Cape Town has been the home and host city of Open Design Afrika since 2013. We are grateful for their ongoing support as our official sponsor. Cape Town is the creative capital of Afrika. It is also the first UNESCO City of Design in Afrika and acknowledged for a number of years as the most entrepreneurial city in South Afrika.
WE JUST KNOW THAT WE HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF TALENT, SKILLS AND GREAT PROPOSITIONS THAT THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT! ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
APPLICATION: MAKERS MARKET COLLECTION ODA 2019 (DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 - 23:00)
APPLICATION: MAKERS MARKET COLLECTION ODA 2019
Name of Organisation if relevant
Website Address / Youtube Links / Social Media links / Google Drive link: because it's important for us to see what you do to understand your vibe!
What type of maker are you? You can select as many options as you want.
Drone Flyer / Maker
Forger & Welder
Sustainable systems thinker who create organic produce and food security - trade fresh produce
Tech that matters - that creates quality of life for others
Prop / Model Builder
What size stand do you want to book for the TWO DAYS?
2 x 2 m @ R250 per day
2 x 4 m @ R400 per day
2 x 6 m @ R600 per day
Are you adding a MAKERS DEMONSTRATION STATION to your stand where you can "demonstrate how you make" to the public? If YES Please explain what you consider making or doing at your stand
Are you adding a MAKERS WORKSHOP STATION to your stand where the public can pay for an experience with you at your stand - to join and make something with you that they can take home? If YES please explain what experience you will create with the public and what the cost of the ticket will be.
What payment platform do you use to trade with?
Yoco Card Machine
Do you want to signup for your own Snapscan QR code so that you can use that at the Makers Market?
What furniture or structures will you bring with to set up your stand? You are welcome to add a simple bullet list. To advise and ensure a safe event, please give as much detail as possible.
We look forward to receiving your application! We will confirm if you have been successful within 7 working days of receiving your application.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRADERS INCLUDED IN MAKERS MARKET COLLECTION 2019 WILL BE DONE IN SEPTEMBER.
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