Funding for Artist Travel to and from Africa

For our colleagues in Africa, The Online Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for AFRICA (Third Edition) is now available free online. It provides artists and cultural workers with a directory of funders and funding opportunities for international travel to and from...
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Editorial | Athens to Texas: “We’re With You”

by Tricia Tunstall, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, The World Ensemble Over the past few months, some El Sistema activists in the United States have been mobilizing resources to launch an El Sistema program this month for immigrant children in Tornillo,...
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MusAid Summer Program

The MusAid summer lab offers musicians the unique opportunity to perform and teach at socially-driven music programs around the world during two-week summer workshops taking place in El Salvador, May 28-June 13, and India, June 29-July 12. MusAid Teaching Artists teach, perform and...
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New Assessment Tool for Teaching Artists

What is “excellence” in the arts? There is a worldwide effort to redefine what the word “excellent” can mean in an arts-for-social-change context. Researcher/activist Dennie Palmer Wolf investigates the ways teaching artists can use the report “Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change,” from Animating...
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Side by Side with El Sistema Sweden, 2020

Applications are now open for the Side by Side 2020 International Youth and Choir Camp in Gothenburg, June 13-17, 2020. Interested students can apply for the following programs: Advanced Orchestra, Pre-Advanced Orchestra, Wind & String Orchestra, Youth Choir, Upper Voices...
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El Sistema Sweden Academy—Time to Sign Up

The El Sistema Academy kicks off El Sistema Sweden’s tenth anniversary year celebrations. The Academy focuses on strong El Sistema-inspired teaching practices and runs January 31–February 2 in Stockholm. It features a distinguished faculty of 15, including Gerald Wirth (President/Artistic Director...
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New Creative Youth Development Resources

One of the umbrella terms for teaching artist work in the U.S. is “creative youth development”—the mix of youth development work and creative engagement. Teaching artists are leaders in this field. A new resource for the field from the U.S....
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