Creative Circle opens to freelancers, startup agencies
In a move to accommodate up-and-coming creatives, the Creative Circle has introduced a new membership for freelancers and startup agencies, as well as adding two exco seats for them. The Creative Circle promotes creativity in advertising in South Africa.
This was announced by Xolisa Dyeshana, current Creative Circle chair and chief creative officer at Joe Public, who says the new membership is part of the organisation’s renewed focus on talent development within the South African creativity economy and that the Creative Circle also has a duty to represent and support up-and-coming agencies to help grow the industry.
“The world is changing and so is our industry,” he says. “Creative Circle is the body that represents the South African creative advertising community and we saw a need, within this community, to allow for the growing ‘gig economy’. We have also decided to create a freelancer seat on our exco, as well as one for startups, with the view of growing this to more seats if it becomes necessary.”
Freelancer membership is R1200 per year or R110 per month and, for small agencies of between two and five people, is R4000 per year or R300 per month. The full membership fee structure may be found here.