Business Name: Artvark
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Artvarkart
Artvark has the vision to inspire the youth of South Africa and prove that through hard work, everyone can shape and be in control of their own future. We want to change the way the world views young artists and their artworks and prove to the world that high school art can be of amazing value.
Artvark will give every school child the opportunity to upload and sell their art through working together with their schools. This can be in the form of traditional artworks such as paintings or any other creative form, creativity should have no limits.
Once an artwork is uploaded a small markup is placed on each item. Once art is sold, the allocated markup will be returned to the school, helping every school grow it’s art department. This is important because giving back to one’s community/ school is such an important part of moving South Africa forward.
Schools will be fully equipped with an “Artvark Activation Package” which will give the young artists all the packaging materials, to package their artworks once sold. This process not only ensures that art will be delivered safely and in awesome packaging, but also instill an entrepreneurial mindset in the children.
Can Artvark change a country? We don’t know, but teaching South Africa’s youth that creativity is one of the most important skills to develop, helping them make money in the process and inspiring others through seeing what is possible, is a very good start.
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What is this about?
Students in Grade 8 to Grade 12 can enter their existing money-making venture, hobby or business and stand a chance of winning R100 000. Four runner-ups will each receive R10 000 worth of coaching for their businesses.