The project in summary

Development and implementation of music and artistic workshops in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The project in detail

Introduce and use the power of music in refugee camps and asylum centers to allow minors, accompanied and unaccompanied, to start a post-traumatic resilience process, transcend cultural and language barriers and facilitate their integration among the local communities in which they are now located.

  • Approximately 2’000 minors on the move (4-18 years) and Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (14-18 years) located inside the Refugee Sites in Una-Sana and Tuzla Cantons, and the Sarajevo Region; Bosnian pupils (6-14 years) from elementary and secondary schools of Una-Sana Canton, and/or participating in the art-education programs developed by War Childhood Museum Sarajevo and Superar BiH;
  • 4-6 Bosnian musicians, teachers, educators and social workers trained to join the music workshops developed by the mobile music unit “Music Bus 2”.

In 2018-2019, Musicians Without Borders (MWB), also with Alta Mane support, designed and implemented the new curriculum Welcome Notes Europe, starting to transfer it to young musicians and local teachers (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Greece and Italy), and consolidated important partnerships with organizations operating on the ground, with the aim of integrating the Curriculum into their various migration emergency programs. In 2022, MWB intends to focus its intervention primarily in Bosnia-Herzegovina by collaborating with two Bosnian arts organizations – War Childhood Museum Sarajevo and Superar BiH  – in order to:

  • Activate the mobile music unit “Music Bus 2” for the organization of 108 music workshops for 1’500 minors on the move and UASC (4-18 years);
  • Organize 8-10 music and artistic participatory workshops, run by Superar BiH, for 250 children and youth, including 35-50 Bosnian children (6-14 years);
  • Organize 10-11 visual arts workshops, run by War Childhood Museum Sarajevo, for 250 minors on the move and UASC (4-15+ years);
  • Design a common methodological arts-based approach to consolidate the current Curriculum of the three organizations and guarantee the self-sustainability and replicability of the program in other migration and emergency contexts in Bosnia-Herzegovina.