Art Bank SA Appoints Artfundi

Artfundi has won the tender to design and develop a bespoke website and database to run the project.

01 Mar 2019

The Art Bank of South Africa, an initiative by the Department of Arts and Culture to purchase, promote and exhibit contemporary South African art, has chosen Artfundi as its partner to develop its platform to collate, manage and display its collection. The project is managed and housed at the National Museum in Bloemfontein.

Modelled on similar initiatives in Australia and India, the Art Bank of South Africa is an ambitious programme building up a collection of contemporary art for the South African government and self-acting as a national art rental agency for government institutions and departments.

In a 5-way pitch Artfundi won the tender to design and develop a bespoke website and database to run the project.

Artfundi is a proven gallery and collection management software company based in South Africa.

Says Tamzin Lovell, Artfundi CEO, “We are delighted to be partnering the DAC in this project, not least of all because, as a home-grown art software system, we share our Government’s interest in ensuring the growth and development of South African talent. As a company our core focus is on simplifying success. We’re aiming to build an all-in-one site and system for Art Bank SA that is intuitive and engaging.”

She adds, “This win comes on the back of our acceptance by a range of galleries and institutions in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent. We are proud to be contributing to the growth and development of the African contemporary art industry at every level.”

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