Useful Resources Links

A List of Useful Resources Links

This page is compiled as a resource for music educators. PASMAE is not responsible for the content on these pages. Should you be interested in contacting one of these organizations, please do so directly with the organization and not through PASMAE.

We hope you will find these links useful.


Arts & Culture Trust (ACT)

Is South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency.

Africa Centre:

The Africa Centre is both a physical entity and ongoing philosophical journey that explores how Pan-African cultural practice can be a catalyst for social change.

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center and Other Residency Applications:


The  Africa Centre is now accepting applications for its 2017 Artist In Residency (AIR) Programmes. We are offering residencies in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Italy and the United States.

The Africa Centre is seeking high calibre African artists, in different stages of their development (from emerging to late career), who are provocative, innovative, and stretching the boundaries of their artistic practice. The residencies are available to composers, writers, video/filmmakers, curators, visual and performance artists as well as other forms, whose work is inspired by or relates to the challenges facing humanity.

For further queries email:

Arterial Network – ARTS|CULTURE|AFRICA

Is a civil society network of artists, organisations and activists engaged in building sustainable networks, information dissemination, training, policy formulation, advocacy, research and African-centred theory, all geared towards growing and strengthening the cultural and creative sectors in Africa.

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ASSITEJ South Africa’s Cradle of Creativity

ASSITEJ South Africa is a registered NPO (066-875), which operates as a networking platform for people working with or interested in theatre for children and young people. It aims to promote and foster high quality theatre for children and young people, to raise standards within the industry, to increase access and awareness, to be an advocate for the right of every child to arts education in schools, and to build relationships within the sector locally, nationally, across the continent and globally.

(The) Culture Concept Circle

art, design, music, fashion and style, past, present and future – Muse-News, free newsletter

Fête de la Musique

Also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on 21 June.The concept of an all-day musical celebration on the days of the solstice, was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. The festival later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world in 700 cities.

English translation available on the website.


European Choral Association Europa Cantat

Is a non-profit association gathering organisations, choirs and individuals active in the field of collective singing in Europe. Through this network, we are in contact with more than 2,5 million individuals in over 50 countries.

Education Africa International

Organizes Marimba and Steel Pan Festivals


Handbook on Ethiopia and Northeast Africa

80 authors from 20 countries have produced a factbook about Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, comprising nearly 100 articles in ten thematic chapters.


Handevat Music Project 

Narrative Foundation Narrative Foundation Music development programme for young people seeks to develop young people in many ways – through the use of the recorder, guitar, marimba, classical instruments and singing. Narrative Foundation was very impressed with the outcomes of this project and took it under its wing as one of their very worthwhile community projects. of their very worthwhile community projects. 


Institute for Creative Arts

Formerly the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), ICA was launched on 5 April 2016.  The ICA is an interdisciplinary institute in the University of Cape Town’s Humanities Faculty.

ICA facilitates new collaborative research projects, particularly in the Creative and Performing Arts.

Ichikowitz Family Foundation:

Is a torchbearer for innovation, for promoting understanding of our complex history, for building self-believe and confidence among Africans and spreading the good news about Africa


International Council for Traditional Music

Is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. As a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and by means of its wide international representation and the activities of its Study Groups, the International Council for Traditional Music acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus contributes to the peace of humankind.

Infecting the City

A collaboration between the Africa Centre and the Institute of Creative Arts, the 10th iteration of ITC was firmly focused on making Cape Town a more public city by providing a platform for a broad spectrum of artist and art forms to have a voice in what matters in this moment, with visual and performance art, dance, music, video and more from an extraordinary group of local and international artists.

MRF Music Festivals

International Choir Festivals & Orchestra Festivals


Music World News

Published by the International Music Council (IMC)

Music in Africa Foundation


Music in Africa

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MUSIGA Magazine

The Musician Union of Ghana has advised the government to reinstate music education to the school curriculum. Bring back music education in Ghana

Music Education in Chad

Artistic training encompasses all artistic fields from plastic arts, drawing, painting, sculpture, music, dance etc. Music, however, does not form part of the educational system of Chad, which yet abounds in talent.

Music and Media in Togo


Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival

This ten day long festival puts Stellenbosch University and South Africa on the international music calendar as an event of outstanding musicianship and as a nurturing ground for young talent.