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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.

El Sistema Luxembourg Relaunched


Originally founded in 2015, El Sistema Luxembourg has announced its relaunch, with the goal of bridging the gap between Luxembourg’s vast music education institutions and the minority groups, often disadvantaged new arrivals, who struggle to navigate the system.

Grant Opportunity for Young Leaders


Riley’s Way Foundation is supporting the next generation of young leaders through their Call for Kindness grant. U.S.-based youth between ages 13–22 can apply for grants of up to $3,000 for projects that strengthen their community and inspire kindness.

Resource: Healing a Broken World


How can art and culture help to heal communities affected by the pandemic? The Inter-American Development Bank organized a virtual summit in April 2021 to address this question, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Arts & Cultural Sector Reports Center Voices of BIPOC Communities


A national research initiative, Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation, has released two reports on the impact of the pandemic on equity and access within the arts and cultural sector, highlighting perspectives from BIPOC-serving organizations.

Two Opportunities from Musicians Without Borders


Musicians Without Borders is offering a webinar and in-person training in 2022, both focusing on the role of musicians in supporting communities affected by conflict.

MusicAIRE Supports the Recovery of the European Music Sector


Last October, we encouraged you to fill out a questionnaire from MusicAIRE (An Innovative Recovery for Europe), a new grant program that aims to support the European music sector in its pandemic recovery. After compiling their responses, MusicAIRE is now accepting project proposals for their upcoming grant from music organizations based in Europe.

Opportunities for Black and Latinx Arts & Cultural Entrepreneurs


Sphinx is offering two opportunities for Black and Latinx arts and cultural entrepreneurs in the United States.

‘Women in the Mix’ Study Promotes Gender Equity in the Music Industry


The results are in: The Recording Academy, Arizona State University, and Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship shared their recommendations for a more inclusive music industry on March 8, International Women’s Day.

‘Piano Man’ Plays for Ukrainian Refugees


Ukrainians arriving in Poland were serenaded by ‘Piano Man’ Davide Martello, who traveled from Germany to bring some musical respite to people escaping the crisis in Ukraine.

ESUSA Announces Call for Submissions for ‘22 Symposium & Seminario


In last month’s Basket, we asked you to save the date for El Sistema USA’s National Symposium and Seminario, happening virtually April 28–30 this year. Since that announcement, ESUSA has begun accepting presentation proposals that address this year’s theme, “Pathways Forward.”


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