The Telkom Art Collection was started in 1992 and consists of over 1000 artworks by 300 South African artists. Their works are displayed in Telkom buildings to inspire and uplift employees and visitors.
While managing Telkom’s investment in art, the Art Collection also runs art education programmes for employees and their families. These include art workshops on printmaking, paper recycling and making crafts from waste, as well as art therapy workshops, lunchtime talks and exhibitions.
In addition, the Telkom Art Collection promotes South African art in collaboration with partners in the arts arena, including individual artists, academics, community-based art organisations and industry bodies such as Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).
We have been proudly supporting South African art for 20 years.
Art and strategy are in step at Telkom. As a business, we use art to reach out to our employees and their families, help uplift impoverished communities, protect the environment and promote pride in South Africa’s artistic and cultural heritage.