Neighbourhood News Update: 12 November 2021


The V&A Waterfront’s Artist Alliance is a 2-month incubator platform aimed at young artists and creatives who want to formalise their artistic perspectives. The programme focuses on providing mentorship, group dialogues, and facilitated learning that focuses on equipping each artist with business skills such as business strategy, financial management, digital marketing, sales, and design thinking. In addition, the artists, whose disciplines span across fine art, video/ photography, film, illustration, and design, have an opportunity to network and connect with like-minded people as part of a community of those who understand the joy and struggles of being an artist in South Africa.

The 12 creatives who were part of the first programme, were celebrated on Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021, during a graduation ceremony hosted by the V&A. The ceremony was attended by various media and friends, family, and the incubator programme mentors who helped equip the 12 incubatees with industry knowledge and business skills.

We’d like to invite our tenant community to consider supporting the artists from the programme through project collaborations and partnerships. Should you wish to learn more about the programme itself, the artists, and explore ways you can get involved, please send an email and we’ll be in touch.


New in the neighbourhood:

Denham (opening this weekend)

Your go-to retailer for premium denim, designed with passion and innovation.


What’s on in the neighbourhood

  • Take the Stage Series: Nobuhle Ashanti – NSRI Tree, near La Parada (14 Nov)
  • Live at Makers Landing: N2 (14 Nov)

Visit our website for more details and the full events schedule.


Footfall update

As expected, a drop off in visitor numbers when compared against last week’s long weekend due to local government elections and last month’s school holiday period.  The trend is quieter weekends as we head into the middle of the month.

The positive is that trade is slowly picking across the broader neighbourhood, with movement at Watershed and across the swing bridge trending marginally upward. Our average daily footfall over 7 days hovers at 40k people per day.