MTAM is a Non-Profit Organization that started in 2009. Our focus is about promoting, sustaining, developing and empowering artists in rural communities.
Our mission is about empowering artisans and their communities, whilst identifying potential markets for their artworks.
MTAM has a common goal and a profound interest in successfully applying its knowledge and skills in addressing the developmental challenges facing rural craft communities today. Below are some of the services we provide.
We support, promote and develop Artisans to becoming professionals and entrepreneurs in Art work.
We provide Craft Skills Development, Training and Assessment to the unemployed and youth in rural areas.
Exhibitions & Markets
At MTAM we believe in creating interventions linking both Emerging and Master Artisans in building bridges to access Markets. We provide opportunities for artisans to go on Arts & Culture tours to experience and meet artists from other countries.
Research & Development
We work in areas of Research in the Arts & Craft Sector, International Festivals, Exhibitions and Markets.
Art Gallery Management
Part of our service offering is the setup and management of Art Galleries. In the past years we managed the Art Gallery at the IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) showcasing emerging Artisans and positioning them to local and International buyers.
At MTAM we believe in creating interventions linking both Emerging and Master Artisans in building bridges to access Markets and we do this through the events we host.
CLIPS FROM PAST EVENTS
It has truly, truly been a blessing to be here. Keep doing what you are doing. Be proud of your products and what you are doing here in Africa.
Diana and Robert Kirk
An African-American couple who travelled to South Africa in order to contribute as volunteers to the market. They have been coming to South Africa for the past 5 years, making sure that the Artisans get all the help they need before, during and after Market.
A Fusion of Artworks! A beautiful experience of South African Art and Crafts
A volunteer who travelled from Lesotho to contribute to the market in Mpumalanga
I enjoyed the market. When the public buys the art the Market becomes a success. It should continue. It has a great vibe and I wish it could take a whole month!
The market is enjoyable. It provides an opportunity to understand where we come from. The cultural identity is communicated to the young generation. It feels good, the organisers must not stop, this should be taken forward.
It is a wonderful and enlightening experience to be at the Market. I wish more people could come and see the beautiful art that is produced by our very own artisans.
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Artists in our communities.