SAMRO remains one of the few organisations in South Africa that supports composers by commissioning them to write new works. This ensures a steady supply of fresh, original local compositions that benefit the industry and country as a whole. In the past, SAMRO Foundation has received requests for commissions from conductors, artists, universities or organisers of music competitions, concerts and festivals. On occasion, SAMRO Foundation has also commissioned artists to create paintings for various projects.
If you would like to submit a request for commission, please CLICK HERE for resquest for Commissions application form. Requests with a set performance date will be given preference. We accept requests on a rolling basis; they are presented to the Artistic Committee for evaluation at their meetings. Closing dates for commission requests are 15 February, 15 May, and 28 September. For more information, please contact Tshifhiwa Phophi on 011 712 8418 or email