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New Fellowship Program Supports Cultural Workers in the Global South


In response to the limited support given to arts and cultural sectors in the Global South, Living Arts International has launched the South-South Arts Fellowships—a pilot program to deepen connections among cultural workers living and working in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

L.A. Philharmonic Offering Free Lesson Plans and Concerts


Schools and families around the world can register for free access to on-demand lesson plans and concert videos on the L.A. Phil’s website and will receive an access link when the platform launches on May 9.

Yo-Yo Ma Offers a Message of Hope for Afghan Musicians


We’re heartened to share an update from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) following our coverage of their evacuation last year.

SHIFT Project Addresses U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for Cultural Sector


Many arts and cultural organizations are orienting—or have long been orienting—their work toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. A free new resource is here to help with that process: SHIFT—Shared Initiatives For Training.

El Sistema School WHIN Expands Charter


The U.S.’s WHIN Music Community Charter School, the country’s first school to be designed and founded on El Sistema principles, has renewed their charter for five years—expanding to a new middle school this September.

Timeline of African American Music


Carnegie Hall’s “Timeline of African American Music,” created by Portia K. Maultsby, Ph.D., is an educational resource showcasing the evolution of African American music over the past 400 years.

Funding… for Carnival Music


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Violinists Support Ukraine


In this moving video, 94 violinists from around the world come together to accompany violinists in Ukraine, some in basement shelters, on a Ukrainian folk song.

Young European Musicians Unite in Groundbreaking Concert


In February 2022, the Philharmonie de Paris was filled with the music of young people from across the continent. Young musicians from all 27 E.U. member states, representing 15 European Sistema-inspired initiatives, came together to participate in an ambitious project—Orchestre Démos Europe.

Lewis Prize for Music’s Accelerator Awards Application Opens March 25


The Lewis Prize for Music has announced that their 2023 Accelerator Awards application will open on Friday, March 25.


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