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Save the Date: July 19-31, 2021

04-07-2021

Sistema Europe and Acción Social por la Música are partnering in a two-year Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra project, “We Play to Transform the World.” During Summer 2021, an online SEYO Summerfest 21 will provide a digital space for online performances, thought sessions, and classes; all will be open and free to Sistema-inspired participants from Europe and around the world. Sessions will also include rehearsal classes and preparation work for SEYO Madrid 22, when Acción Social por la Música will host the 2022 SEYO Festival in Madrid.

The Ambassadors’ Exchange: April 2021

04-07-2021

This month’s Ambassador updates are a vibrant mix of song, sound, and reflection. First, learn about how the Pizzicato Effect program in Australia has been ramping up motivation for the new musical year, and then watch Ugandan musicians from Architects of Music perform a local song. Afterward, read about an exciting initiative to strengthen connections between alumni and current students at the Harmony Project in LA, and then marvel at excellent performances by students from the Music for Peace Foundation in Turkey. Finally, contemplate along with Canadian Ambassador Helen Faucher as she examines a critical conversation she had with her violin teacher.

NYYS Chamber Music Program Highlights Historically Underrepresented Composers in New Video Series

04-06-2021

As part of a new repertoire series for the 2021-22 season, the New York Youth Symphony has produced an educational video series highlighting the history and works of composers from historically underrepresented communities.

Adapting Culminating Events to Covid Times

04-06-2021

Young people consistently rank culminating events—performances, exhibitions, youth summits, screenings of their films—as powerful motivators in their involvement in creative youth development (CYD) programs.

Join Two Free GLP Roundtables on Grants and Funding

03-17-2021

The Global Leaders Program is presenting a free Foundation Roundtable Series of two hour-long sessions that focus on grants and funding, with a panel of innovative foundation leaders.

Three New Research Reports about the Creativity Sector, from UNESCO, the UN, and the EU

03-17-2021

After decades of reports, conventions, statements, and commissions, a new report from UNESCO determines that women are still treated and paid unfairly, and are faced with inequitable and often harassing situations across the culture and creative sectors of UNESCO countries.

Call for Proposals: 3rd International Disability Studies, Arts & Education (DSAE) Conference

03-17-2021

The 3rd International Disability Studies, Arts & Education (DSAE) Conference is happening online this year, October 7–9.

New Initiatives in Greece Center Young People as Creators and Heroes

03-17-2021

Last June, we told you about UNICEF’s #ChildrenUprooted campaign, which set out to portray three refugee children in Greece as video game heroes.

Suggested Reading: Forces of Art

03-17-2021

Forces of Art is a book containing a wide-ranging series of investigations into diverse cultural organizations and social change projects around the world.

Free App Lets You Surf the World’s Radio Waves

03-17-2021

Here is an endlessly fascinating app for those with global curiosity.

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