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The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

Students Explore Their Family History through Music


An inventive initiative at a Northern Californian music program is connecting young musicians of Central and South American descent with their family heritages.

Six Ways Musicians Can Act against Climate Change


Those who are feeling powerless in the face of climate change, or who have heard that sentiment expressed in their classrooms, might benefit from reading this recent article at The Strad.

Innovative Recovery Program for Seattle-Based Artists


As the creative sector continues to recover from early pandemic times, the city of Seattle is funding a program that helps artists get back to work.

A Creative Response to Business as Usual


Hats off to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, whose clever response to a recent Infiniti ad turned the company’s stereotypical (and insulting!) depiction of a youth orchestra on its head.

International Youth Fellowship Open to Young Changemakers


Founded just before the pandemic, #LearningPlanet has spent the past two years connecting educators across the world who work with young people to effect social and environmental change. You know the arts are an essential piece of that puzzle—let’s make sure they’re represented in these global conversations.

Sixth International Teaching Artist Conference


The International Teaching Artist Collaborative, the largest international network of artists working for social change, will host its sixth annual conference this year in Oslo, Norway on September 1–3, 2022.

Music Institutions across Europe Open Their Doors to Ukrainian Musicians


Two comprehensive resources have been put together by international music associations to connect Ukrainian musicians with opportunities for essential support.

Open Society Foundations–Africa Announces First Call for Proposals


The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, part of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) network, invites Africa-based organizations working in the areas of expression, equity, justice, and women’s rights to apply for their first call for grant proposals.

Lewis Prize for Music Opens Accelerator Award Applications


U.S.-based music organizations working in after-school or community settings, take note! The Lewis Prize for Music is now accepting applications for their 2023 Accelerator Awards.

‘Aesthetic Perspectives in Evaluation’ Webinar


For all our efforts to quantify and report the results of our arts programs, many of us struggle with zooming out to evaluate our organizations. An upcoming free webinar hosted by Americans for the Arts might help: “Aesthetic Perspectives in Evaluation” will take place online on May 10 (15:00–16:15 EST).


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