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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.

Apply for the Prince Claus Seed Awards


The Prince Claus Fund, which annually recognizes 100 emerging artists and cultural practitioners within the first five years of their careers, has opened applications for their 2022 Seed Awards

UNESCO Publishes Report on Creativity as a Public Good


This new report from UNESCO—”Re|Shaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good”—took four years to prepare, reporting how to advance the understanding that creativity is a public good.

Carnegie Hall Offers Music Tools for Young Learners


We have included a note about Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers free online curriculum for early learners before, but with new material, it is better than ever.

New Research Supports Music as Treatment


New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy proves that music heals, suggesting that, in the future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax, and overcome sadness.

Learn about Article 31, Which Supports a Child’s Right to Play


Did you know that your work with young people directly supports Article 31 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child?

Music for Pets


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The Ensemble Is Hiring a Content Editor—Come Work with Us!


We’re hiring a Content Editor! If you’re knowledgeable about the music for social change field, passionate about its growth and impact, and eager to join a collaborative editorial team working to help build a better world for the next generation—we want to hear from you.

Sistema England to Merge with The Nucleo Project


Sistema England is passing its activities and leadership role to The Nucleo Project in London. Founded in 2013 by Lucy Maguire, The Nucleo Project will now be known as “Nucleo” as it expands its local work and takes on wider youth development roles.

Learning Planet Festival Hosts El Sistema Panel on January 24


The third edition of the global Learning Planet Festival—happening online from January 22–29 this year—will be celebrating the International Day of Education with a free virtual panel session titled Arts for All: Exploring the assets of arts-based educational projects with El Sistema at 18:30 CET on January 24, 2022.

The Lewis Prize for Music Announces 2022 Awardees


The Lewis Prize for Music, which partners with leaders in diverse and vibrant communities who invest in young people through music, has announced the winners of its 2022 Accelerator Awards.


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