The Kraal brings together two art initiatives that Spier supports:
- The Creative Block project which supports both established and emerging artists through purchasing work that it sells to collectors.
- The Spier Artisan Apprenticeship Programme which offers employment-based training in professional mosaic and ceramic in Cape Town.
16 images from the Creative Block project were interpreted as mosaic artworks by the programme's apprentices – in close consultation with each artist. The images were chosen for their extraordinary visual impact, their ability to be successfully interpreted using the medium of mosaic, and for the challenging characteristics that would enable the apprentices working on them to gain the skills needed to become expert mosaicists.