About Us

YOUNGBLOOD.  ARTIST HUB.  PLATFORM FOR ARTISTS.

Youngblood Foundation (NPC) is an arts & culture development that aims to be a platform for artists from all genres to start off from or to continue from in order to become self-sustainable.

The Youngblood Foundation, which won a BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) award, was created in January 2010. Youngblood is an arts & culture development that aims to be a platform for artists from all genres to start off from or to continue from in order to become self-sustainable.

Youngblood’s founder, Roger Jungblut, is the CEO of Universal Africa Lines Shipping (UAL), a leading shipping company that has been connecting Africa’s oil and gas industry with the US and Europe for over 40 years. Through Youngblood, he entered another, uniquely different but equally challenging sector: the creative one.

Roger Jungblut, realised that there was a need in the Arts and Culture sector in South Africa. The need for capital and exposure, through Youngblood these needs could be met. It remains his priority to support progress within that creative sector through Youngblood. We are passionate about the various artistic expressions of storytelling, be it through the language of music, visual arts, dance or theatre. We believe art is not a luxury but rather a necessity. We are constantly trying to re-evaluate what it means to be an Arts and Culture Development in south Africa, on the African continent and in the world. We are looking for art that moves people’s hearts, may it be through beauty, social commentary or reflection, forever looking for truth…and a more loving world.

Youngblood is based in a three storey gallery, with the uniquely designed open plan, the space caters for a range of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals and functions of all sizes. By hosting private/corporate functions, clients are also supporting arts and culture development, as all profits go directly towards Youngblood’s projects within this sector.

Youngblood further gains support via the corporate and private-sector, and through other companies with CSI programmes, where Youngblood itself has its origins. Youngblood offers a fund-management service handling corporates’ Corporate Social Investments on their behalf.  Using the teams expertise in how to allocate funds through to the realisation of the Youngblood initiative.

Youngblood is a registered foundation (2012/120072/08) and with that comes some advantages.

  • Section 18A tax receipts for donations
  • Maximised CSI-potential
  • Added PR exposure for a company
  • Full accountability of corporate financial investment
  • Monthly and annual statistical performance reports;
  • Access to and use of Youngblood’s venues & in-house services.

Our CSI-portfolio includes:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disabilities
  • Job & Small Business Creation
  • Skills Transfer
  • Community Development

Collaborators

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