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)

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: (NOW OPEN)

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.

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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 (ECA)

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 (ICA)

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 (ICTM)

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 (MWN)

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 (SICMF)

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.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

ABRSM is the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments in 93 countries every year. ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.

International Directory of Music and Music Education Institutions (IDMMEI)

In this on-line edition there are details on the higher music and music education institutions in 223 countries, with material on over 3,100 institutions, giving contact details, the programs they offer, library and museum collections they hold, as well as any unique aspects of their courses or their campuses.

International Music Council (IMC)

IMC is the world’s leading membership-based professional organisation dedicated to the promotion of the value of music in the lives of all peoples. IMC’s mission is to develop sustainable music sectors worldwide, to create awareness about the value of music, to make music matter throughout the fabric of society, and to uphold basic music rights in all countries.

International Society for Music Education (ISME)

ISME is present in over 80 countries. ISME is the premier international organisation for music education. ISME respects all kinds of music and all cultures.

Music Teachers National Association (Inc) USA (MTNA)

The mission of Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. The association maintains two subsidiary programs: MTNA Professional Certification Program and the MTNA Foundation Fund. 

International Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM Foundation)

The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. A supporting organization of NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, the NAMM Foundation is funded through trade association activities and donations. Resources available on advocacy for music education.

South African Society for Music Teachers/Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Musiekonderwysers (SASMT/SAVMO)

SASMT is the oldest professional music society in South Africa. Since its inception, it has represented music educators at Universities, Colleges, Schools, Music centres, and in Private practice.

International Journal of Music Education (IJME)

The International Journal of Music Education (IJME) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Society for Music Education (ISME) four times a year. Manuscripts published are scholarly works, representing empirical research in a variety of modalities. They enhance knowledge regarding the teaching and learning of music with a special interest toward an international constituency.

South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation (SANYO)

SANYO is the leader of the youth orchestral movement in the country, inspiring young musicians to pursue the highest standards of musical performance.

The International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)

Is a non-governmental organization and official partner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNESCO).

South African Society for Research in Music
WFMT – World Federation of Music Therapy
SAMTA – South African Music Therapy Association