Sunday, January 12, 2014

Poetry, Music Bursaries and Jobs

The Man in Autumn

The old man like a body in Winter,
Walks the town as if following
The railway line; chasing the scenes
Of the world before, brave knight
Sir so dreams fly through the day.
This world behind his walk
Along the tar corridor, ghosts
Accompany him from a crippled world.

Wish that them whom lack
To tie the binds;
Still in the summer like silver
You fade ever slightly
In the journey that must be written.

Perhaps you were there upon
The wind when in fairness
This world was young, long
Lightly you tread the road:

Forever like a kite in Autumn gladness.

by Timothy Sparks - email 

The SAMRO Music Bursaries are the most substantial awards in music study in Southern Africa. Bursaries are open to citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.  Applicants should be registered for a music degree/ diploma at a South African University in 2014.  Applications will only be accepted once students have proof of registration for 2014.
The following bursaries are on offer:
1. General Music Study: Western Art or Jazz Popular or African Indigenous Music genres (R10 000 each) available to students in their 2nd years 
2. Music Education OR Community Music Study (R10 000 each) available to students majoring in of these specialized courses in their 3rd and 4th years
3. Music Technology OR Music Business (R10 000 each) available to students majoring in one of these specialized courses in their 3rd and 4th years
4. Performance Study: Western Art or Jazz Popular or African Indigenous Music genres (R10 000 each) available to students majoring in performance study in their 3rd and 4th years
5. Composition Study (R10 000 each) available to students majoring in music composition in their 3rd, 4th and postgraduate years
6. Indigenous African Music Research (R10 000 each) for post-graduate research students at Honours, Masters or Doctoral level
Applications for one of the above mentioned bursaries, close on 3 March 2014.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 30 May 2014
The SAMRO Overseas Scholarships is a competition held every year.  These Awards currently rotate in the following four-year cycle:
  •             2014        Composers
  •             2015        Singers
  •             2016        Instrumentalists
  •             2017        Keyboard Players
The Scholarships, one for Western Art music and one for Jazz/ Popular music, are for applicants who have already obtained a degree or equivalent diploma in music, or who are in their final year of such degree or equivalent diploma.  The value of the scholarships is R160 000 plus travel allowance of up to R10 000 in each of the genres.
Regulations and online application forms will be available on
For more information, please contact Anriette Chorn  -Tel: (011) 712 8444 or
SAMRO Foundation
P O Box 31609, Braamfontein 2017
Tel: (011) 712 8417

The Africa Centre ( is seeking an individual to fill the temporary position of Fundraising Coordinator for a period of 4.5 months (starting on the 15th February until the 30th June 2014).

No prior fundraising experience is required the person must however possess these skills:
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organised and efficient
  • Good communicator
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to analyse, synthesise and collate information
  • Computer literate (full MS Office)

Job functions:
  • Research and compile a funders database
  • Communicate with potential funders  (get more information on their funding priorities, send project information and the set up meetings)
  • Compile funding applicationsDevelop funding proposals in collaboration with the rest of the team
  • Compile narrative and financial progesss reports
  • Postgraduate

To apply, please submit the following documentation to by the 31st January 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be notified the week of the 3rd of February 2014.
  • 2 page Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • 2x reference letter

(Source - Pansa) 

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    1. Thank you Rakib, really appreciate your comments. : )