The Marketplace for Contemporary Art by Emerging to Mid-Career African Visual Artists

Find & Collect Unique Artwork That Speaks to You

About Us

Creatives Auction was founded in 2022 out of a deep desire to see African visual artists thrive and increase their contribution to the global creative economy. Africa currently contributes less than 1% to a $4.2 trillion global creative economy which signals a huge untapped potential.

However, across the continent, many visual artists are viewed as mere hobbyists and lack the support to build sustainable careers out of their creativity. We want to change this narrative and pave the way for future generations of visual artists to succeed in the creative space like their counterparts in other sectors of the economy. We are doing this by leveraging our e-commerce marketplace that enables African visual artists to set up online storefronts in minutes and showcase/sell their items to collectors worldwide.

We also transcend being just another marketplace by providing important tools and add-on service offerings (marketing, grant writing, biography writing and more) that truly support visual artists on our platform to professionalize their careers and increase their chances of attaining success.

Our Mission

At Creatives Auction, our mission is 3-fold-

✓ to make art by emerging to mid-career African visual artists easily accessible to art & culture enthusiasts, collectors & Afrocentric shoppers across the world.

✓ to support African visual artists in professionalizing their careers for sustainability.

✓ to amplify the direct contribution of African visual artists to various social, cultural and environmental conversations through partnered campaigns and initiatives.

We believe that artistic creativity has the power to transform society in many positive ways and we are keen on better positioning African visual artists as key players in societal conversations to increase appreciation of their work both at home and abroad.

Our Creatives

We strive to onboard emerging to mid-career African visual artists on our platform. We particularly like to work with visual artists who create meaningful art pieces that address socio-cultural, political and environmental issues in unique ways.

Our marketplace features a mix of traditional artists, digital artists, artistic photographers, sculptors and more from across 12+ African countries.

Our goal is to continue to discover and share fresh talent and unique artwork that pass a message and are perfect for personal art collections, corporate art collections or as timeless gifts to loved ones. We continue to work tirelessly on expanding the marketplace to feature more visual artists and offer a wide range of options to collectors/buyers.

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Andrew - African sculpture, African sculptures for sale

Ojo Ajayi, Gaze, 2023

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Oluwatobiloba Fasalejo_African Visual Artist

Vallary Omondi, Undugu, 2023

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