We know you travel a whole lot for gigs. And sometimes you get a really cool gig but you can’t take it because you simply do not have the funds upfront to finance the trip.

What if we told you that the SAMPRA Development Fund can help carry some of the costs of your travel when you travel locally or internationally for gigs?

The funding will be available to recording artists, bands and start-up record companies with potential to become global superstars. Basically, someone like you.

This will also include SAMPRA members who have been invited to perform at international showcasing festivals, concerts, and conferences. The following expenses will be considered by the Fund:

  • road travel;
  • visa applications fees
  • per diems ;
  • car hire;
  • accommodation; and
  • band fees.
Eligibility Criteria and Funding Rules


  • Are you a SAMPRA member?
  • Have you earned at least R3000 from SAMPRA
  • Have you been invited or booked to perform locally or internationally?
  • Do you have the required travel documents for the trip?
  • If you have answered yes to all the questions above, then go ahead and apply for the SAMPRA Development Fund Travel Assistance.
  • Your application should be accompanied by a detailed motivational letter, artist profile, promoter invitation letter, certified copy of passport (for international travel), certified copy of ID (for local travel), cost estimates/quotations that support the proposed budget and itinerary.
  • Applications with missing information or documents will not be considered.
  • Entries for this window are open from 08h00 on 09 May 2022 to 17h00 on 31 May 2022.