ROUTE is the first creative workshops journey held in Senegal. A small limited group of design students and professionals travel to an exciting destination to broaden their subject knowledge, combine tradition and innovation, traditional know-how and get inspiration, between local craftspeople, designers, artists and artisans from Senegal, through carefully planned and guided workshops by Route team, following the steps of art from product design, fashion, jewelry, ebony sculpture to upcycling, combined with unique travel moments discovering the beauty of Africa’s natural heritage.

ROUTE is an opportunity to share experiences and visions with the vibrant Senegal creative community, fellow designers and students from all over the world.


This year we are celebrating our 3rd edition!

Workshops start from July 16th to 30th, 2017. 

Participants must be present in Dakar city on July 15th. A ROUTE team member will welcome you at the airport.


ROUTE creative workshops will take place within four different regions of Senegal, one of  the safest countries and the most relevant cultural hub in Africa. Route creative journey starts of in Dakar, then we will travel to Saint Louis, Thies and Casamance.
Each day on the program is different. You will start each day with a brief introduction to a topic or focus for the day. Then head out in the field with our team to participate in the workshops of your choice, specific to the place and area of focus. You might have lunch in smaller breakout group led by ROUTE team. We will have dinners together as a group and participate in evening activities such as learning a local dance, attending a sporting event or musical performance, or strolling through town as a group. Each day is capped with a group meeting to discuss the day and upcoming schedule.


The program tuition is 1,500 Euros per participant. The payment covers all day-to-day expenses, including accommodation, three meals each day, cultural activities, materials, tips and transportation during the program. Tuition does not cover personal expenses or Flight to/from Senegal. There are a limited number of seats available, register early to reserve your spot!.


Payment in full is due four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled starting date.
Early Bird Tickets and Group Discounts deadline is April 30th!
Purchase your workshops tickets today! to receive our discount rate.


Early Bird Tickets are on sale NOW! locked in at 10% discount. These are limited tickets that you can purchase in advance BEFORE we start announcing the bulk of confirmed artists.


The group discount off general tuition price is 15% discount per participant. Group discounts are eligible for groups of 5 or more traveling together. You must purchase a minimum of five (5) tickets.


Click here to start your application.