The SAMRO Foundation Stakeholder Hub is one of the initiatives aimed at consolidating SAMRO’s commitment to institutional development in the arts. The purpose of the Hub is to create a nurturing environment for both small/emerging arts organizations and established arts organizations, helping to strengthen the South African music industry and more broadly the cultural institution landscape. This is accomplished by providing advice, strategic guidance, and governance to developing organizations. Specifically, the Hub offers low-cost or subsidized office space and institutional and organisational development support. The physical co-location of arts groups focused on organizational development, the shared resources, the intensive technical assistance over a multi-year period, the emphasis on collaboration, and the professional business environment provide these arts organizations with a catalyst for creative and administrative growth. By locating in a professional office space, rather than in private homes or other makeshift arrangements, Board of Directors and members have a consistent location to meet and greater opportunities to contribute to their organizations.
Start-ups and emerging arts organisations are incubated within affordable and flexible spaces on individually structured tenancies that are linked to clear deliverables and project outcomes. For more mature organisations and companies, the SAMRO Foundation Stakeholder Hub provides the chance to hone management and artistic skills with the eventual goal of operating from their own premises—either the SAMRO market related rental premises or others.
View complete SAMRO Foundation Stakeholder Hub organogram here.