PROJECTS
27 March 2019
Workshop with Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran visited the Bridges Academy in Cape Town for an inspiring workshop with local artists ahead of his sold out concert. 
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6 March 2019
BFM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AT SAE CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG
The Bridges For Music scholarship program has been running since 2014 as a means of providing short part-time, as well as full-time educational scholarships for young creatives. 
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7 January 2019
NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AT SAE JOHANNESBURG
New Scholarship program at SAE Johannesburg. Apply now til lthe 20th of March. 
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2 January 2019
BRIDGES ACADEMY (LANGA, SOUTH AFRICA)
Bridges For Music first creative school has been built in the township of Langa in Cape Town (South Africa). A new pioneering learning space which will bring new opportunities for young creatives in the area. Its due to open in 2019.
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ENHANCE
OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN A BETTER LIFE THROUGH MUSIC
INSPIRE
THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS THROUGH MUSIC
CONNECT
DISADVANTAGED AREAS AND ITS TALENT WITH THE WORLD
RAISE
AWARENESS
THROUGH MUSIC AND ARTISTS
GATHER
PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES BRIDGING GAPS THROUGH MUSIC
BLOG
Multi awarded and Grammy nominated artist Bonobo landed in South Africa a few days before his sold out show at Kirstenbosch to share his career insights at the Bridges Academy in Langa (Cape Town). We are honoured and thankful to him and his team for sharing the secrets of his consistent growth in the world stage through a sound that could have considered letfield at some point but got him to sell out venues world wide. 
We had a quick chat with one of our 2018 SAE Institute South Africa scholarship recipients - Thina Sonya!

1. What has been a highlight of the course?

Meeting other foreign individuals who were as aspirant as I, but how we all used each of our individual’s strengths to further mould each other’s ideas throughout the course.

2. How has the course furthered your career as a creative?

Considering that I am more of a creative than anything else, the course has made me much more business orientated. Which is amazing because it has provoked an entrepreneurial spirit within my creative process which may prove lucrative to my future.

3. What was the most important lesson you learnt from the course?

I've learnt that every idea can be turned into an opportunity and be monetised. This might have been the most important lesson or experience learnt for me personally.

For more on our scholarships click here. 

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Some music industry friends and partners cycled from Berlin to Amsterdam arriving at ADE ( Amsterdam Dance Event) to raise funds for the Bridges Academy in Langa (South Africa). This ride was powered by Pioneer DJ and with the great support of Awakenings festival among many other friends in the industry. Thanks to all the brave riders who rode 650km ! 
Yes you've read well! We are cycling from Lake Tahoe to Black Rock City on Sunday 26th of August to raise funds for a new age school we are building in the township of Langa in Cape Town (South Africa).
 
We all talk about how Burning Man changed our lives, now, we want to spread that belief and inspire other communities by providing new age education opportunities for local artists,  inspired by the Burning Man culture and community. The school and its curriculum will have a strong focus on art, music, creative thinking, mindfulness and more importantly human values.  
 
We are in the last phase of construction and we believe with the help of the Burner community we will reach our goal and open its door by early 2019. 
 
This cycle is for riders with some level of training, 248km ain't a joke, but its doable if you put some training in. The challenge is lead by Isra Garcia, an ultra-endurance athlete, public speaker and digital media specialist who has also completed the Ride2Afrika Burn challenge and did a triathlon into Burning Man few years ago. He will provide the right training program if you need one and will be available for any doubts. 
Riders have to bring their own bikes to the meeting point in Lake Tahoe. 
The sign up fee will include supplements, support vehicle, drinks, a special welcome at the playa and a special Burning Man Quest Cycle Jersey. 
 
If you are you up to the challenge and want to make a difference on your way to Burning Man please contact amie@bridgesformusic.org
 
 
We will be thrilled to make this happen with you! 
 
 
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