During these challenging times, Ottawa, Canada’s OrKidstra is finding new ways to help empower kids and build community through music at home. Right now, OrKidstra is sharing free access to its popular KiddlyWinks videos. These videos are designed to help...
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Webinar about Alternatives to Zoom Meetings

Are you sick of Zoom meetings? Are you teaching lessons online using an awkward platform? Do you wonder if there are more dynamic ways to collaborate, plan, and teach in a digital studio? There may be. A free webinar on...
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Statement by UNESCO Ministers of Culture

In late April, UNESCO held its first-ever online meeting of Ministers of Culture, during which the ministers discussed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cultural sector and shared their policy responses. They agreed on a joint Declaration that...
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Live Arts in the Virtual World

Global lockdown measures have devastated the performing arts, but that hasn’t stopped artists from creating innovative solutions in order to do their work. In facing the challenge of transitioning from real life to the Internet, artists and teachers everywhere are...
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Support for Artistic Expression in Africa

In collaboration with nine partner organizations, Freemuse is co-launching an initiative called Amani: Africa Creative Defence Network. It is designed to protect and assist creatives at risk in Africa, providing rapid response to vulnerable artists by coordinating and supporting regional...
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An Interview with Lewis Prize Awardee Sebastian Ruth

GenC’s recent newsletter offers an interview with Sebastian Ruth. Ruth is an awardee in the first round of substantial grants from The Lewis Prize for social change through music. His thoughts about using music learning (including in the El Sistema–inspired program that...
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