SAMRO Foundation - Investing in the Arts since 1962 The SAMRO FOUNDATION is involved in outreach programmes and sponsorship of the arts. The main objective is to create and maintain an environment in which the arts in South Africa may flourish. This includes giving broad support to composers, musicians, and arts organizations in South Africa. The Foundation offers some of the largest scholarships and bursaries for music students in the country, and our Overseas Scholarships have helped boost the careers of many well-known performers. Our Music Archive, which holds over 100,000 music scores, serves as a resource for researchers and artists. Through our newly created Stakeholder Hub, we build relationships with other arts organizations and help incubate growing businesses. SAMRO FOUNDATION has undergone a lot of growth recently, and we will always stay true to our vision of investing in the value of music. http://www.samrofoundation.org.za/
BASA - Business and Arts South Africa Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and internationally. BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership. Vision: Business and Arts South Africa’s vision is to be the leading connector catalyst and resource that supports a better understanding by business of the arts, and continues to advocate an arts culture in our society. Mission: BASA’s mission is to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the arts in South Africa by providing expertise in developing partnerships between business and the arts. www.basa.co.za
CAPE TERCENTENARY FOUNDATION The Cape Tercentenary Foundation was founded in 1950 by Edward and Harry Molteno, pioneers of the Cape fruit industry. They were extremely well read, appreciated and enjoyed music and the theatre, and were devoted to the natural environment. They wished to establish "a fund for the cultural development of Cape Town" and their first donation of £2500 was made to the Cape Town Orchestra, the South African Public Library and the Chamber Music Society.