Samro Foundation Commissions


SAMRO remains one of the few organisations in South Africa that support 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.

Requests with a set performance date are 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 30 September. For more information, please contact SAMRO Foundation on 011 712 8414 or email

To download the ‘Request for a Commission’ please click here: Commission Request Form To complete the request form online please go to the tab “Submit a Request for a Commission”

Guidelines PDF

Guidelines PDF booklet

This booklet sets out the guidelines for persons or entities who wish to make a commission request to the Samro Foundatio

Download the Guidelines PDF