In an effort to encourage the youth in developing regions to get excited about – and consider a career in – the creative sector, Unilever is offering five fully-paid scholarships through the Developing & Emerging Market Young Creative Academy Scholarship Programme for young creative professionals – and South Africa is one of the eligible countries to participate.
The programme is part of Unilever’s partnership with the Cannes Lions Young Creative Academy and – according to the blue chip organisation – ‘Unilever believes that youth and creativity will be keys to delivering a sustainable future for the world, and that young creative talent in the developing and emerging markets of the world will have a pivotal role to play in this.’
The Creative Academy takes place at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and is a week any creative would crave. A week of pure creative development that will see the winners of the scholarship learning to validate new ideas and implement innovative thinking.
The scholarships will be awarded to delegates aged 28 years and under (born after 21 June 1985) who come from and currently reside in Developing & Emerging Markets and details on process for entry can be found via this link.
The Academy is led by Bob Isherwood, previously Worldwide Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi for 12 years.
In-class session in previously have included presentations and Q&A’s by George Lois, Annie Leibovitz, David Droga, Sir John Hegarty, Sir Alan Parker, Shakir Kapur and Amir Bar Lev. Confirmed for this year’s Academy so far, is Joe Pytka, Graham Fink, Bob Greenberg, Paul Lavoie with more industry heavy weights to follow.