ctemf blog // 28.01.2015

General Information


CTEMF 2015 is Made Possible by


 City of Cape Town

Voted number 1 global destination by New York Times, Cape Town is world renown as a mixing pot of culture and diversity. The City boasts various iconic historical buildings and sites which add to the richness of our collective past. The Cities involvement has been with support of CTEMF with use of one such venue - The Cape Town City Hall. A magnificent turn-of-the-century building that features a breathtaking performance Auditorium, the setting for CTEMF 2015.



Department of Arts & Culture & Mzansi Golden Economy

Department of Arts & Culture position themselves within a thriving arts, culture and heritage sector, contributing to sustainable economic development and leveraging on partnerships for a socially cohesive nation. 

They have created The Mzansi Golden Economy platform as move towards creating a policy program that supports economic growth, job creation within the Arts, Culture & Heritage sectors. Annually applications can be submitted for support across a wide range of disciplines provided they meet the requirements outlined. For more information please visit - https://www.dac.gov.za/taxonomy/term/379 


Red Bull Music Studio

The studio is a musical haven, laden with the latest digital music technology, spot on recording equipment and the occasional mystical beast from analogue music’s forgotten past.

 Nestled in the heart of the mother city, Cape Town, it’s the perfect space to explore South Africa’s musical potential and aims to be a platform for growth in the ever-vibrant local music scene.


With kind support from


 Bridges for Music 

Bridges for Music is a non-profit organization supporting electronic music development in developing countries, leaving a positive impact in disadvantaged communities and helping to raise global awareness about local issues through music. 



British Council Connect ZA & BassXchange

Connect ZA is a programme from The British Council that aims to build cultural
connections between young people aged 18-35 in the UK and South Africa. The
programme will include opportunities for showcasing, collaboration, innovation and professional development with a number of events and projects throughout 2013 - 2015. The British Council will work in partnership with organisations and individuals, acting as a catalyst, a facilitator and partner, building sustainable relationships between the UK and South Africa.

The past two years have seen Connect ZA involved with the BassXchange project that sees an up & coming UK acts join the program of CTEMF for a week.


French Council 

IFAS­Culture is the cultural department of the French Embassy in South Africa and
supports artistic events in various domains, throughout the year and around the
country. Highly demanding in offering quality creations while favouring the exchange of ideas between communities, IFAS­Culture strives to introduce French and Francophone  artists in South Africa, promote South African artists on the international artistic scene and support artistic residencies leading to original creations.

IFAS­Culture supports artistic events ranging from contemporary dance, theatre,
puppetry and fashion shows to music, DJ nights, contemporary art exhibitions,
cinema and literature.

Over the years, the organisation has established an important network of strong partnerships with various festivals, universities, artists, museums and galleries, as well as government institutions and businesses.


Made Agency 

Made is a full service integrated agency based in Cape Town South Africa geared to help businesses reach digitally savvy, socially driven consumers who have become hard to engage through traditional advertising media. With a focus on brand owned audiences and value based consumer engagement, Made has forged a unique position for itself in the South African advertising industry. The agency has played an integral role in the growth of CTEMF from the festivals inception.



Viva Vodka

A new comer on the market Viva Vodka is distilled from the tropical sugarcane fields of Kwa-Zulu Natal, on the East Coast of South Africa. VIVA Vodka owes it perfectly smooth taste to its uncompromising quality. Five-times distilled, making it smoother, crisper and cleaner, VIVA Vodka is a spirit bravely beautiful in every way. 




SKYROOMLIVE (SRL) is an online live-streaming portal - Formed only two years ago, it is now at the forefront of live-streaming concerts globally.
SRL showcases live performances that are filmed in 3D and HD 
and broadcast live via social networks and the SRL website.

According to iRocke.com SRL is currently ranked no 12th globally as live concert producer under the likes of heavy-weights , iTunes Festival, Live at Letterman, Boiler Room and Red Bull Studios.

SKYROOMLIVE is also ranked as the 10th Biggest Festival portal globally for festivals like K-Day, Joburg Day and SRL Urban Sessions,