“Without the support of Ariva (Jersey) Trust (UK) and BASA (Business Arts South Africa) we would not be able to create any income generating platforms for artists. They are providing us with the necessary funding for operational expenses, but we need your funding to pay for venues, staging and lighting, audio and video promotional recording, meals and transport for artists, training and mentorship programmes but most importantly to pay performance fees for our Growing Artists Projects”
– Yusuf Ganief (Rootspring CEO).
Sponsor a live and online performance for 4 to 10 musicians. The artists will be provided with a venue, sound and sound engineer, video recording, front of house assistance from Rootspring personnel, ticketing and marketing from Rootspring team, meals and transport, and an artists’ performance fee.
Sponsor a monthly field event live performance that showcases artists in unique locations and settings with high quality live audio and video recordings. This project helps the artist to compete with the growing online opportunities, nationally and internationally. 4 to 10 artists will be showcased and recorded monthly.
With Covid a new era of online concerts and live streaming have become the norm. However many South African artists are not educated and with a digital divide based on varying economic factors we as Rootspring have started a monthly workshop and training series for 20 emerging and established artists. The aim of these workshops is to equip artists with online media education, live streaming technology, social media marketing, copyright knowledge, basic sound and staging, basic photography. These sessions will be done in partnership with established arts training and workshop facilitators/organizations.
We recently (the Jack Mantis Band) performed at the Rootspring House. What a night! Possibly the most intimate setting for a truly humbling listening experience…and possibly the finest live sound we’ve ever experienced.
If you’re a true listener of sound and lyric, Rootspring should be on your monthly calendar.
I love Rootspring. I love the care that they take in the production of every musical and filmic offering they create. Their approach of respecting the artist as well as the art above all really makes them a remarkable component of the South African and global music scene.
Incredibly supportive of local music. True passion for the art and great people behind this beautifully, warm hearted company
I’m deeply impressed and moved by the work of Rootspring. They are all passion and commitment in uplifting musicians from all walks of life. They contribute greatly to social justice. Good people doing good work, well done Rootspring.
I really enjoyed my time here. As an artist, I was treated well and appreciated for my work. It’s a beautiful space for any artist to come perform or watch a performance.
Rootspring is truly a haven for musicians. And for beautiful, original music. The quality of the recordings and live gigs produced by Rootspring says it all really. Soul, care, love, professionalism. In a venal world Rootspring gives us hope. Viva Rootspring Viva!
Rootspring is doing deeply important work for South African culture, music and musicians with their whole hearts. Working with them has been inspiring, uplifting and fun!
Great, intimate venue and wonderful people!
Beautiful, intimate venue run by an amazing team. Really enjoyed playing there and can’t wait to go back
Being part of the Rootspring Music experience has brought new growth to my musical journey. Not many platforms have been able to give me such a great collective of individuals I can call family. Big salute!
New membership are not allowed.