Why do SAQA members want to be Juried Artists?

Everyone has different goals. In the recent survey of SAQA members: 

  • 30% of Juried Artists said they applied because of the opportunity to increase the perceived quality and value of their work.
  • 25% said they wanted the recognition and approval of their peers. 
  • 21% applied because they said the discipline of preparing a professional portfolio would help them develop as an artist.
  • 20% applied because of the ability to network with other Juried Artists.