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Look below to learn about two major international eventsthe sixth Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra residency and the   fifth International Teaching Artist Conferenceand a strong music-for-social-change fellowship, the Global Leaders Program. Also, read about a chance for non-New Yorkers to work with Carnegie Hall's education programs. For our colleagues in Africa, discover a new way for teaching artists to receive funding for trips to and from the continent.
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Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra to Host Sixth Residency in Madrid, July 4-12
The sixth Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra (SEYO) residency will come together in Madrid, July 4-12, 2020, with a final performance on July 12 at the Symphonic Hall of the  Auditorio Nacional de Música . SEYO will be hosted this year by Acción Social por la Música  and  DaLaNota Programa Musicosocial . This year’s theme is the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, stop climate change, and ensure world peace by 2030. Without contributions from everyone—especially young people, whose awareness and efforts are critical—these goals are impossible.  

As in past years, SEYO 2020 will combine orchestra activities with creative music-making (improvisation approaches, inclusion of digital technology, etc.), social activities, and interventions that empower participants and make them aware of their role in systemic change and social transformation. Guiding these activities are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals  and SEYO's 7 Dimensions .

SEYO will work with both an intermediate and an advanced orchestra, showcasing a repertoire that balances Spanish and Latin American music with pieces from the classical tradition. An innovative, thought-inspiring piece involving all the young musicians will also use creative music-making approaches to address the 17 SDGs, thus creating the musical context for the final concert. The full repertoire will be announced soon, but initial pieces will include: 
  • Intermediate level: Bizet's Farandole de L’Arlésienne / Ginastera's Estancia Suite, Mvmt 1 "Los trabajadores agrícolas"/ Marquina's España Cañí (simplified arrangement) 
  • Advanced level: Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks (overture) / Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: Movements 1 and 4
Put Your Work on a World Stage
The Fifth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC5) will be in Seoul, South Korea, September 15-17, 2020. ITAC5 is now accepting proposals to present at the conference and has extended the submission deadline to March 6. Do you have something about El Sistema teaching to share with the global teaching artist community? This is the world's premier platform for artists who work in community and educational settings—maybe present your work there. 

The conference theme is Boundaries into New Pathways. Sessions will focus on activating and partnering with communities, peace and reconciliation practices, and unlearning (shedding traditions and empowering individuals)—things that artists do every day. Frequently described as "career-transformative" and "creatively invigorating," ITAC is the best opportunity for programs and individuals to share their great work and make an impact around the world. Korea’s large El Sistema program, Orchestra of Dreams, will be present at the conference, but so far there are no other music-for-social change programs scheduled to present at ITAC5.  

Find out more about presenting and conference themes here . To learn more and submit a proposal, go here . Applications to attend as a delegate (without presenting) will open in a few weeks. If it is best for you to attend as a delegate without presenting, keep checking the ITAC5 website to apply.  
Also, you can join the ITAC Collaborative  (free), a year-round organization that is building the first global network of artists who work in community and educational settings.   

Applications Open for Global
Leaders Program 2020-21
The Global Leaders Program (GLP) is a nine-month executive graduate certificate in social entrepreneurship, cultural agency, policy leadership, teaching artistry, and organizational management offered to a global cohort of 50 committed musician innovators. Many cohort members have worked in El Sistema-inspired programs, and they often share their fieldwork experiences here and here in  The World Ensemble . The mostly online interactive program includes a 15-day full cohort residence in Chile’s Lake District, led by Harvard faculty in an immersive environment with local NGOs. There is also a 10-day individual field assignment to a community program that puts theory into practice at the ground level. The GLP faculty includes distinguished figures from many universities and think tanks. The registration deadline is April 1, 2020; register and apply here .
Side by Side by El Sistema Sweden:
Video and Sign-Up
Registration is now open for Side by Side by El Sistema Sweden 2020, taking place June 13-17 in Gothenburg. Watch this video to see how exhilarating these summer days of music and fun can be.

Read an article on last year’s Side by Side to learn why you might want to bring students and see this yourself. The world’s largest El Sistema-connected summer event, Side by Side boasts over 2,500 young musicians from all kinds of music programs—not just El Sistema. It includes orchestras and choruses at all levels, from near beginners to advanced musicians who perform alongside the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra , Sweden’s national symphony.

For more information on signing up, click here . To read about the conductors and leaders, click here

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 African countries. As the deadline to propose presentations for the Fifth International Teaching Artist Conference approaches, this resource could not come at a better time; perhaps these funding sources could pay for the trip to Seoul, South Korea to meet with teaching artists from around the world and see Korea's big Sistema program, the Orchestra of Dreams.  

This Guide comes from the research of Art Moves Africa, with the support of the Institut Français and the coordination of On the Move. Available here.
Funds to Expand Social Service
Innovations in Europe
The European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) has opened a call for proposals to receive funding and capacity-building support in order to scale proven social service innovations. As the ESCF addresses some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges, we wonder if El Sistema programs might be an interesting fit for this funding. Supported initiatives must address social challenges within at least one of the following focus areas, including some that El Sistema programs directly address: poverty and marginalization, migration, gender equality, inequalities, education and training, community development, and the role and place of young people in society. At least six applications will be selected to receive a planning grant of up to €100,000 along with capacity-building support. Eligible applicants include public agencies, private nonprofit agencies, and collaborations involving public and private agencies in EU Member States. Applications close on April 15, 2020. Visit the Fund’s website to review the Call for Applications 2020.

Education at Carnegie Hall: Ways to Join from Everywhere
Some of Carnegie Hall’s education programs are available for El Sistema partners around the world—especially their biggest program, Link Up. This film introduces several of their education programs. In the film, you will learn about Carnegie Hall’s deep commitment to supporting music teachers, who they believe are the key to expanding and deepening music learning around the world. You will also see Alejandro Beltran, from the El Sistema-inspired program Tocando in El Paso, discuss his program’s work with Carnegie Hall.  

El Sistema-inspired programs in several countries have joined Link Up. This website describes Link Up in more detail. 

And while you are looking into Carnegie Hall programs, give yourself the delight of meeting the Lullaby Project . Several El Sistema programs in the U.S. and around the world already participate. This program works with pregnant or new parents to help them create an original lullaby for the baby—strengthening the bond between parent and child, with improved health outcomes for both.
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