As a talent brand, RMB nurtures and celebrates creativity widely, making the partnership with this year's fair a natural extension of the Bank’s respect for the possibilities that creativity unleashes. Enabling access to the arts by supporting and exposing emerging artists, attracting diverse audiences and existing and new collectors demonstrates RMB’s commitment to transforming lives through the growth of the creative economy.
Private Bank is the official sponsor of the talks, walkabouts and children's programme for the third year running. Past talks featured featured recognized artistic and cultural practitioners including Helen Sebidi, Ashraf Jamal, Mary Sibande, Donna Kukama and more. Private Bank's investment in the talks and walkabouts helps to bring art to life and offers both their clients and all fair attendees the chance to explore the ways in which art can mold, build, and contribute towards the creative economy.
The fair is fortunate to have Kaya FM as an official broadcast media partner. Kaya FM features talks and music for the Afropolitan: A mature, sophisticated, socially conscious individual rooted in heritage. Kaya FM will be broadcasting live throughout the fair.
Strauss & Co is South Africa's foremost fine art auction house. They have become an integral part of the fair's programme and this year is no exception. Their exhibition at the fair will connect audiences to the work of two prolific artists who have greatly impacted South African art history.
The fair is fortunate to have Art Times as an official media partner. Art Times is an online and print publication created to report on the latest contemporary art culture and trends. Art Times will have a stand in the fair library area.
the forum company, South Africa's leading events and conferencing company have produced the fair since its inception in 2013. This year they will once again curate stylish cafe, bar and meeting areas. Visitors will be able to connect over great artisanal food and beverages in an inviting and relaxing environment.
Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and internationally. BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership.