9 essential websites for South African creatives

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During the lifespan of SA Creative Network, we have come across some amazing websites dedicated to uplifting the arts culture in South Africa. So we figured we would compile a list of creative websites that are a must for creatives surfing the web.

Comix.co.za
Is a directory for comic and cartoon artists. This website is dedicated to the to all the comic talent we have in South Africa. Even if you are not an illustrator, the sheer talent that is showcased will keep you glued.

Photocomment
This digital platform thath is owned by Comment Media is a blog and digital magazine, which is also accompanied by a full-on print magazine. It includes all the info you need on photography, gear and the art form as a whole.

Between 10 and 5
This is a very trendy platform that allows creatives to show their work to a large audience. If you think you have what it takes to be seen, send them an email.

ArtThrob
ArtThrob is South Africa’s leading contemporary visual arts publication. The publication’s website showcases South African art and its involvement in the international sphere. One can get regular updates on exhibitions, newcomers and everything else you need to know about the art scene.

Studio83
This website is dedicated to those who live, eat and breathe the creative lifestyle. Daily creative news updates are accompanied by an award-winning magazine, which in itself is a piece of art.

75.co.za
75.co.za is a photojournal that has been running for over 4 years. Photographers are able to upload one image a day and get feedback from likeminded people. The popular website has become the daily bread for many photographers looking for constructive criticism. By the way, if you’re looking to showcase your work on the site, you have to be invited by another photographer.

Art South Africa
Art South Africa is a magazine covering all things art. The website is equally informative with a blog that is regularly updated and a news tab that will keep you in the loop.

Onesmallseed
This media power house is definitely a creative maverick that you should follow. It will keep you updated with creative news, showcase your photography, produce an amazing quarterly magazine and a whole lot more. Onesmallseed is a definite must-see with platforms like onesmallseed.com, onesmallseed.netonesmallseed.tv, Picture This  and  one small seed productions.

Pixmagazine.co.za
For those who don’t know, Pix Magazine is a pioneering print magazine focused on photography and related topics. The publication also has its own social media platform, which allows you to communicate with like-minded people. http://pixmag.ning.com/ is packed with forums, blogs and a competitions page. Everything to keep you inspired.

So there you go, all the websites you need to know to be kept up-to-date with current creative trends. We have not forgotten to mention our own website, we just figured that might be a little arrogant and that’s not ayoba.

If you think we’ve left out some crucial websites, let us know, we will be doing an update article in months to come.

 

Creative Director. Founder of The SA Creatives. Designer, fine artist, writer, photographer & idea hunter. Arch enemy of Powerpoint. @artwelln

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