9 January 2020


Opportunity Description

We are delighted to announce that Twyg, working with the British Council, is looking for six storytellers from six southern African countries to document the journeys of six designers whose work embodies sustainability. The six designers have recently participated in the Circular Design Lab.

We invite writers, multimedia storytellers, videographers, photographers, and audio artists from Malawi, Zambia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa to apply. One storyteller in each country will be selected to develop a narrative about one of the designers, but collectively they will help foster a deeper understanding of the Sub-Saharan Africa design sector. The storytellers should have an interest in design and the circular economy. Successful candidates will show the potential to creatively use one or more media and to sensitively construct a narrative about a designer and her/his process. They will participate in an all-expenses paid workshop in Cape Town in February 2020, where storytellers will share ideas, explore creative storytelling, and connect with each other and other professionals.

Application Details

  • All publishable mediums are encouraged;
  • All genres are encouraged;
  • There is no submission fee;
  • Storytellers will be compensated;
  • Storytellers must be between the ages of 18-35 with a working knowledge of English;
  • We do not discriminate against any person’s sexual orientation nor people with disabilities;
  • Although not a requirement, previous work on sustainability and/or design would be an advantage;
  • Storytellers must be available to travel to Cape Town during the week of 10 February 2020;
  • Hold a valid passport;
  • Submissions will be assessed on the potential to create quality stories for the design sector and a broader audience;
  • Support material should include 3 examples of previously published work;
  • We are looking to work with a storyteller in each of the following countries: Malawi, Zambia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique;
  • Storytellers will hold copyright of their content but agree to authorise / license a number of publications to use this work free of charge as part of the process;
  • If shortlisted, candidates should be available to be interviewed on either the 13 or 14 January 2020.
    British Council funds the project.

How to Apply

Send three examples of your published work in English (max 2 pages / 1000 words each story and/or video recording and/or audio and/or photographs) and your CV to Jackie@twyg.co.za cc Rutendo@twyg.co.za