Art for school inclusion - MUS-ETHE MUS-E PARMA PROJECT
Art for school inclusion
MUS-E (Musique Europe) is a multicultural project for children set up by the famous violinist and orchestra director Yehudi Menuhin. Its aim is to fight marginalization and social disadvantage in primary schools through artistic initiatives, educating children about beauty and supporting them in their human and educational path.
Through art, the Mus-e project aims to promote inclusion, respect for other cultures and celebration of diversity among children, breaking down barriers and delivering a message of peace.
MUS-E is aimed above all at schools, where there is a high level of social, economic and cultural disadvantage and a significant presence of immigrant and disadvantaged children.
Today MUS-E operates in 12 European countries and in Israel, involving 55,000 children, 450 schools and 1,000 artists in different areas.
MUS-E promotes the arts in classrooms during school hours, with the participation of the teachers. The project, carried out by a couple of artists, takes places through weekly meetings over three years.
Workshop activities are free for the children and the schools. The MUS-E project is supported by the contribution of private sponsors and foundations.
MUS-E has been operating in Parma since 2006 and has already reached 33 classrooms, about 1,000 children, and 22 artists from various disciplines (visual arts, dance, theatre, music and more).
The “Children’s Orchestra Orff” of MUS-E Parma, conducted and conceived by Ailem Carvajal, is one of the 32 projects that will celebrate “Parma Capital of Culture 2020”. “Culture is the beat of time” perfectly reflects the orientation of this particular Orchestra, in which the music that the children experience, create and perform through percussions becomes the language which unifies them, allowing them to overcome cultural obstacles and barriers and discover the wonder of creating “beauty” and “harmony” together.
The staff of Mus-e Parma Chairman Sergio Bernasconi
Local Coordinator Anna Cattaneo
Artistic Coordinator Ailem Carvajal
Secretary Stefano Bussolati