ARTRIGHT is a project established to promote professional practice and business acumen in the South African visual arts community.

Building a Career

To an artist, what is a career? Usually associated with jobs in offices or purely remunerative work, artists careers include their professional development, skills, exhibitions, reputation and other nebulous and complex concepts that many artists struggle to combine. 

Artists' careers are complex: in this age of the internet, global communications and local face-to-face networks sit together, each as important as the other in furthering your opportunities to exhibit, sell and make a living out of your practice. 

This section provides links, listings, advice and articles around a number of themes that can help you find your own way, make your own choices and be happy in your own career, whatever that might be.


This section needs to be developed.

Contribute to ARTRIGHT: donate money and contribute time, skills, knowledge or resources. This community resource grows with your involvement.