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.
The fair is fortunate to have Kaya FM and Art Times as the official media partner. Art Times online and print publications highlight the latest contemporary art culture and Kaya FM features talks and music for the socially conscious Afropolitan. Art Times will have a stand in the fair library area and Kaya FM will be broadcasting live throughout the fair.
Private Bank is the official sponsor of the talks, walkabouts and children's programme for the second year running.The talks will feature recognized artistic and cultural practitioners including Helen Sebidi, Ashraf Jamal, Mary Sibande, Donna Kukama and more. Private Bank's investment in the talks, walkabouts and children's programme 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.
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. Strauss & Co will bring to audiences "A Meeting of Minds" featuring the works of Louis Khehla Maqubela and Douglas Portway. This exhibition will connect audiences to the work of two prolific artists who greatly impacted South African art history.
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.