Support Us

The Bag Factory relies on support from public and private funders, as well as individual supporters and patrons, to develop its activities. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Friend or Patron of the Bag Factory, or ways to support our various creative programmes, please email us on

Currently, the arts industry around the world is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ramifications of which will be felt throughout our industry for months, if not years to come. Vital contributions during this precarious time will ensure that we can continue to support our artists by offering subsidised studio rental while ensuring that we are able to cover our operational expenses and resume our creative programming once South Africa and the world has recovered.

There are various ways that you can support our organisation and our artists: support our Online Shop; contact us about acquiring artworks from our Studio Artists; or donate to our Studio Subsidy Fund by EFT or Zapper.


Donate to our Studio Subsidy Fund

Use one of the easy payment methods below to make a donation to our Studio Subsidy Fund which will enable us to offer some financial relief to our studio artists during this time.

EFT Banking Details:

Account Name: Fordsburg Artists’ Studios
Bank: Nedbank
Branch Code: 194405
Current Account: 1944 063 544

Please use Studio Subsidy Fund as the payment description so that we can allocate your donation to where it needs to go.


Support our artists directly

Browse the portfolios below of works our artists currently have available and get in touch with us about acquiring a unique artwork. Interested in an artist’s work but want to see it IRL before you commit? Consider buying a voucher upfront to redeem at a later date. Contact us on to find out more.