The Creative Economy
Africa is the second-largest and second-most populous continent, with a population of 1.2 billion people. The creative economy is an essential part of any country’s economy and creativity can be found in many forms such as arts and crafts, performing arts, design and architecture, literature, music and movies.
It is no secret that Africa’s creative economy is booming. However, the majority of African artists and creatives are at risks of being displaced by technology – and not just in Africa. As we continue to move towards a future where art will be available through cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, there is a need for different forms of support for this new type of creator.
What is an NFT artist?
A new media artist, who creates digital artworks that are delivered through the internet. The business of NFT artists is booming in Africa – with the number of people earning their living through this profession growing at a rate of 40% per year.
The Art of Technology
With the advent of technology, more and more people are getting engaged in the creative industries. One of the fields that is gaining popularity is NFT artistry, which has been the profession of more than a few artists of late. This medium involves using software and digital hardware to create both traditional and innovative artworks, and it’s catching up quickly.
It is a grand ambition that in future, Africans will not need to leave home in order to compete in the global economy.
There are many unknown artists in Africa whose work deserves to be seen. However, without the right tools and opportunities, it is difficult for their work to get an audience. But, there’s hope! With solely African NFT marketplaces burgeoning, platforms for these artists’ work to be seen by anyone with an internet connection are the future. More than just getting exposure though, trainings are arising on how to use new technologies like 3D modeling software and animation tools.