Open Studios

Open Studios, in collaboration with Girl Effect, is an open, distributed, creative network of global contributors interested in using creativity and ideas to accelerate a new normal for girls.

Girl Effect is helping to create a world in which girls are not held back from reaching their full potential, either by themselves, their families, or their communities. To help break these invisible barriers, Girl Effect has created brands like Ni Nyampinga in Rwanda, a multimedia editorial platform spanning magazine, radio, and mobile, and Yegna in Ethiopia, a multi-platform brand featuring drama, a talk show, and a girl band.

Now, the ambition is to accelerate the Girl Effect with new brands that have potential to spread across the globe. The intention with Open Studios is to create these kinds of brands faster by collaborating more openly.


In Autumn 2016 we took Open Studios on the road, collaborating with creative networks in London, Lagos, Mumbai, and Jakarta.

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Girl Effect & Open Studios in Jakarta from Channelswarm on Vimeo.

Girl Effect & Open Studios in Lagos from Channelswarm on Vimeo.

Girl Effect & Open Studios in Mumbai from Channelswarm on Vimeo.

Open Studios channel

Open Studios seeking creative humans

We’re about to take our Open Studios collaboration with Girl Effect on the road after a cracking start in London earlier this month. We’re now heading for Jakarta, Lagos and...
September 30
Seeking visual scribes

Seeking visual scribes

Come and help change the world for girls, so that girls can change the world. We've partnered with Girl Effect to launch Open Studios – a global network of people interested in using creativity to help change the world for...
September 1