SING FOR HOPE GLOBAL

Creative advocacy, leadership, and program design that drive the integration of the arts in policy and at global convenings on social change.

Advocacy & Thought-Leadership

In FY21, Sing for Hope’s creative advocacy, leadership, and program design continued to drive the integration of the arts in policy and at global convenings on social change. In addition to continuing in our role as the Official Cultural Partner of The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Sing for Hope guided and produced the following summits and convenings:

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

Sing for Hope partnered with Adelphi University and Gottesman Libraries / Teachers College of Columbia University to produce this weekly series of multi-modal events in which presenters share how the arts, research, and outreach programs transform society. The 2021 Sing for Hope Artivism Award was given to presenter Cynthia Tobar for her work on reframing the Hall of Fame at Bronx Community College.

Sing for Hope at CreativeMornings

With chapters in 220+ cities across 67 countries around the world, CreativeMornings is one of the world’s largest creative convenings. In FY1, Sing for Hope musicians opened CreativeMornings/NYC’s virtual gatherings with specially curated musical sections, highlighting the mission of Sing for Hope for an engaged audience.

Sing for Hope at University of Arkansas Reflexions Music Series

University of Arkansas Reflexions Music Series was conceived as a celebration of music, musicians, advocates, and audiences, and as a series of events that foster creative justice and diversity through opportunities to reflect, learn, grow, change and teach. Sing for Hope Co-Founders Yunus and Zamora were named the inaugural artists for the premiere events held virtually in 2021.

Additional University / Educational Institution Masterclasses & Visiting Lectures in FY21:

• The Juilliard School
• Carnegie Mellon University
• Claremont Graduate University
• Harvard University
• Nord Anglia Education Global Campus
• Den Andra Operan Stockholm
• Music Academy of the West
• Yunus Social Business Centre
• Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Cultural Diplomacy: Citizen Artist

Sing for Hope is driving the international movement for increased inclusion of the arts, along with politics and economics, in global convenings centering on social change.

Current partners include:

  • Global Social Business Summit
  • United Nations
  • World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
  • Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship
  • World Economic Forum

Relief Sites

We bring Sing for Hope Pianos and programming to international locations, including relief sites and community based organizations. We launched our pilot program in partnership with El Sistema Greece, with SFH Pianos serving refugee camp populations and local communities in and around Athens.

Sing for Hope is grateful for the opportunity to work with our wonderful partners at El Sistema Greece to co-create arts programming that addresses migration integration, a key crisis of our era.

Quality of Commute

Sing for Hope is bringing the gift of harmony to leading transit hubs, such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal, driving the platform of quality of commute. Working together with organizations including the Port Authority of NY & NJ and other institutions, we are impacting over 20,000 commuters each week.

 

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THE SING FOR HOPE FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE

  • The International Foundation for Arts and Culture
    (Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman, Sing for Hope Global Patron)
  • The Arnhold Foundation in loving memory of Sissy and Henry Arnhold
  • The Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation
  • The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • Ann Ziff
Sing for Hope is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

Unitex is a founding sponsor of Open Arts

Sing for Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 01-0856384). A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website (www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or Sing for Hope at 99 Wall Street #1812, New York, NY 10005. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.

Our mission is “art for all” – we actively engage those with special physical or intellectual needs. Both our office and our SFH Pianos Studio at 28 Liberty are ADA compliant, as are our partner sites.

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