About Us

The Wolkewinkel is the Vrystaat Arts Festival’s first online art market. Functioning parallel to the physical arts market on the University of the Free State campus, the Wolkewinkel is an online, shared economy project that assists those making bespoke arts and crafts products in South Africa to have a broader platform for both national and international markets.

It is an enormous milestone in the festival's history. We can now offer our loyal customers, patrons and many new supporters an online space to extend what they would usually only sell in a physical environment into a digital world. The secret behind the Wolkewinkel's is the same as that of the Vrystaat Kunstefees' Arts Market. It only promotes high-quality work assessed and approved by the skilled curators of both markets.

The Wolkewinkel is the Vrystaat Arts Festival’s first on-line arts market. Functioning parallel to the physical arts market on the campus of the University of the Free State, the Wolkewinkel is an on-line, shared economy project that assists those making bespoke arts and crafts products in South Africa, to have a broader platform for both national and international markets. This is an enormous milestone in the festival's history, where we can now offer our loyal customers and patrons, and many new supporters, an online space to extend what they would usually only sell in a physical environment into a digital world. The secret behind the Wolkewinkel's success is the same as that of the Vrystaat Kunstefees' Arts Market. It only promotes high-quality work assessed and approved by the skilled curators of both markets.

Meet the Team

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Corneli

Festival Director


FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Isabel

Wolkewinkel Coordinator

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Hanco

Strategy & Design

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Sumari

Social Media & Marketing

What the Wolkewinkel has to offer:

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Our commitment to you

The Wolkewinkel strives to offer unique-, handmade products that are of good quality and are locally sourced. Joining the Wolkewinkel is entirely free. And we commit to promoting your products in our online and offline marketing material. There is an application process, and a committee will consider each application according to our guidelines.

The Vrystaat Arts Festival strives to offer unique-, handmade products that are of good quality and locally sourced. Each application will be considered by the committee according to our guidelines.

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We are an art market online!

We believe that the secret to success lies in how we approach our physical market. Therefore, we strive to meet the same standards as that of the Vrystaat Kunstefees' Arts Market. Meaning we only promote high-quality work assessed and approved by the skilled curators of online and offline markets.

The secret behind the Wolkewinkel's success is the same as that of the Vrystaat Kusntefees' Arts Market. It only promotes high quality work assessed, and approved by the skilled curators of both markets.

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We invest back into you!

Because we create digital marketing material containing your products and invest in online marketing, actively promoting your product(s) and our marketplace, you profit from broader exposure and truly national publicity! The idea behind this is when you grow, we grow! Therefore, the more you sell, the better we can promote you!

When you grow, we grow! The more you sell the better we can promote you!

In a nutshell


Below you'll find a graphic that describes how the Wolkewinkel functions and how we use our platform to help grow your business:

Let us explain how the Wolkewinkel functions and how our platform can help you grow your business.

Questions?


If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!


If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us!