Creating the COVID-19 Community Response Fund

By Dalouge Smith, CEO of The Lewis Prize for Music The Lewis Prize for Music, a philanthropic foundation established in the United States in 2018, is guided by the mission of partnering with leaders who create positive change by investing...
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Editorial: Pivoting in Response to Community Need

by Jason Steinberg, Executive Director, International Sports and Music Project COVID-19 is creating unprecedented challenges all over the world. As nonprofit leaders, we must decide how to continue having a meaningful impact while bolstering our organizations to last through COVID-19...
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Editorial: Pondering Inclusion in Times of COVID-19

By Dr. Susanne Burns, Development Consultant and Senior Arts Leader in England On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency. We are living in unprecedented times and facing one of the...
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Finding Joy and Connection Through Music

Together at Home is a new series from Global Citizen in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). To support the WHO’s efforts and to help us all feel less lonely, the series features a new artist each day, bringing...
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Ways to Connect with the Community

Let’s connect teaching artists—help share ideas, stories, best practices, challenges, and mutual support during these difficult times. This new WhatsApp group for El Sistema Teaching Artists—for teachers, by teachers—does just that. There is a lively exchange happening in there! Now...
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U.S. Sistema Programs Respond to Pandemic

by Eric Booth, co-founder of The Ensemble Newsletters In the U.S., Sistema programs shut down in early March—first one, then a few, and within a week, all of them. As safety issues were clear, there was little energy wasted on...
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Helping Young People Understand COVID-19

Artists who work in communities and schools are being affected by public health policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Hong Kong, El Sistema Hong Kong students and teachers are required to stay in their homes. The same is true...
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