The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen capacities in the area of human rights and sustainable development of the System of Youth Orchestras of the Central American and Caribbean member countries of the OJCA.
Under the umbrella of the ACERCA Programmeorganized by Spanish Cooperation, Guatemala City is hosting the “Workshop for strengthening capacities and exchanging experiences for member countries of the Central American and Caribbean Youth Orchestra” between 23rd and 27th October, with the collaboration of the Cultural Centre of Spain in Guatemala (CCE|G), the FIIAPP, the Youth Orchestra of Central America and the Caribbean (OJCA), the Goethe Institute,the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Guatemala and the Cultural and Educational Coordination Office of the Central American Integration System (CECC/SICA).
The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen capacities and exchange experiences for Central American and Caribbean member countries of the OJCA by adding a human rights and sustainable development focus, through the transmission and exchange of knowledge and successful experiences in management, production and education for sustainable development (EDS) and creative economy, themes that emerged from the post-2015 agenda.
The workshop is being held at the headquarters of the Peace Foundation for Art and will be attended by 35 managers, directors, technical managers and promoters of youth orchestras that are members of the inter-governmental council of the OJCA from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, the Dominican Republic, and invited guests from other youth orchestras, especially from Guatemala and observer countries like Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti.
The speakers are experts with experience in different areas, such as the design and management of musical institutions with a human rights focus and the creative economy or “orange economy”, from diverse institutions, including UNESCO and the Interamerican Development Bank.
The workshop will include theoretical-practical sessions with concrete examples and exchanges of experiences and best practices in management of youth orchestras with musicians from other countries, in addition to two OJCA concerts.
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