About Artz Africa

KEY SUB-COMPONENTS OR PROJECTS.

Key Sub Component 1

Business Development – SMME Support & Mentorship

Objective statement

Equipping local artist to establish their own sustainable business model.

To ensure that the beneficiaries of the project receive a registered Business Name and Tax Certificate so as to create a sustainable business for their future. Exposure of Cultural Arts & Crafts by having a base/ gallery for their works to be displayed and marketed to public. Developing permanent and sustained website with online features for arts and craft Artz Africa database to be able to sell and expose their artworks Nationally and Internationally

Key Sub Component 2

Training, development and capacity building

Objective statement

Equipping local artists with the skills to present, exhibit and promote their artworks at a National Level.

There will be a designated Project Manager who will be responsible for ensuring that the skills development among beneficiaries are to the norms and standards of the visual arts business sector.

Key Sub Component 3

Conduct project management skills & facilitate business activities & opportunities.

Objective statement

To manage projects and facilitate business activities that support sustainable development for the rural landscape.

 

Our Vision

Working towards creating a Sustainable future for Indigenous Cultural Artists.

    • Business Development – SMME Support & Mentorship

    • Establishment of Permanent Cultural Venue to create exposure and job creation for Cultural artists.

    • To create the opportunity for artists to exhibit their Artworks, share their passions and gain exposure.

    To allow the local Cultural Artist the opportunity to receive additional training. Currently the members of Artz Africa have been travelling from all over Mpumalanga to various exhibitions, training workshops and Imbizo's to share their art, gain knowledge and empower themselves. Most of these events lasts from a few hours to a few days. These artists mainly use public transport which considering that some of them travels with paintings and sculptures the high risk of causing damage, wear and tear to their artworks must be taken into consideration. However, this has not broken their spirit and they have been traveling at their own cost to every possible event they are able to make it to.

    Our vision is to create the opportunity for them to place their Artworks in a set gallery where it can be exhibited, sold and keep them supported to keep creating artworks and living their passions.


Our Mission

First and Foremost is to Create a Sustainable Future for Indegenous Cultural Artists.

First and Foremost is to Create a Sustainable Future for Indigenous Cultural Artists. Mpumalanga has got amazing talent and it needs to be shared with the rest of the public but without the necessary base to operate from and without given the proper training it will become very difficult for these artists to share their artworks and expose their culture through the various forms of art they are involved with.

Our mission is to create the opportunity for the Artists to keep working, provide them with the needed training, set up events for them to share their messages and talents, and most importantly to promote them.

Currently Art Africa has a database of 45 various artists ranging from Visual Artist to Cultural Performance.

This vision was birthed when four Mbombela Artist met and formed this group. Shane Hlope – who is a Visual Artist and winner of the Mbombela Agricultural Show 2018, Bob Mnisi a well renown South African Visual Artist and winner of the Mbombela Agricultural Show 2017, Wellington Nyawo - the founder and facilitator of Eagles Nest Academy, writer, comedian, poet and lecturer. Deanne Kim a well renown Contemporary Visual Artist, Author and Art Lecturer,

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Our Members

NPC Members

Deanne Kim - Lerato Contemporary/Visual Artist/Author/Art Lecturor
Ayanda Nkosi Visual Artist
Bob Mnisi Visual Artist and Sculptor
Mpho Nkosi Treasurer, Carpenter

Members

Andile Mkomazi Cultural Musician
Angelique Cultural Fashion Designer
Dumisani Nhlebeyad Visual Artist
Faith Cultural Clothing Designer
Fikile Pretty Magagula Visual Artist
Gregory Nyamunda Visual Artist
Jason Vollenhoven Photographer
Johannes Mmutla Mashishi Sculptor
Keekee Graphic Artist
Lebo Visual Artist
Lindah Performance Artist
Maphios Visual Artist
Mbobela Dream Crushers Performance Artists
Menzi Mkhina Writer
Mkatshswa Visual Artist
Moozy Comedian / MC
Njabulo Maluko Writer
Noah Phiri Writer / MC
Nomakunjalo Mthethwa Visual Artist
Nonhlanhla Indigenous clothing designer
Nomcebo Maiuka Story Teller
Pamela Cultural Artist
Phathisizwe Sydney Sithole Visual Artist
Sandile Khoza Graphic Artist / Drawing
Shane Hlope Visual Artist / Winner of Mbombela Agricultural Show 2018
Seun Visual Artist
Sifiso Sigudla Visual Artist
Sipho Hengetwa Visual Artist
Sol Maqubela Writer / Illustrator
Talent Graphic Artist / Drawing
Terrance Mabaso Visual Artist
Thabo Nkosi Visual Artist
Thandani Visual Artist
Thandazani Visual Artist
Thandazani Ndovu Visual Artist
Tinashe Chakanyuka Writer
Van Rooy Soondlane Visual Artist
William Mcolisi Mahlase Visual Artist
Winston Majalifa Graphic Artist
Witness Siphiwe Ngomane Visual Artist