MUSIC ACTION LAB

Social impact accelerator for musicians

The Music Action Lab is a platform for musical innovators to work together to design solutions and create new music in service of a better world.

ACCELERATOR

We draw from best practices of impact accelerators to guide artists in a dynamic process of design, prototyping, and testing of music action projects. Expert-led training led by world-class mentors guide and support artists through the process.

SOCIAL IMPACT MUSIC

Artists join a cohort of musicians representing many different musical styles and backgrounds from around the world. The cohort comes together as a musical collective, a leaderless collaborative creating new music dedicated to issues in their communities and global social issues. 

EXPERT-LED TRAINING

We invest in artists’ leadership by providing training and interactive workshops by experts in social entrepreneurship, leadership development, academia, and media.

MUSIC ACTION LIVE

In addition to workshops, rehearsals, and performances, musicians engage directly with vulnerable communities in settings including

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SCHOOLS

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PRISONS

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HOSPITALS

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HOMELESS SHELTERS

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of Fellows call Music Action Lab a transformative experience

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of Fellows recommend the program to others

Our Curriculum

A platform for personal reflection and growth, leadership development, musical and social innovation, Music Action Lab features a dynamic, interdisciplinary training curriculum that contextualizes, guides, and reinforces the creative process. Through interactive workshops, guided discussion, group activities, and peer learning circles, participants gain essential knowledge and skills at the intersection of music and social impact, including

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social justice & equity
human rights
peacebuilding
social entrepreneurship
human-centered design
storytelling

 

roadmap

The Music Action Lab model was founded as a global collective dedicated to addressing global issues. We have and continue to evolve the model by creating thematic and regional editions—highlighted by Music Action Lab Women—and our forthcoming work in climate change in the Pacfiic and Oceania, Music Action Lab Pacific.

 

MUSIC ACTION LAB GLOBAL

MUSIC ACTION LAB 2.0

MUSIC ACTION LAB WOMEN

MUSIC ACTION LAB WOMEN FRANCE

“Music Action Lab is giving birth to inspiration and creativity, cross-pollinating cultures and joining mind, heart, and spirit to create a unified movement. That’s amazing.”

ERIC HARLAND

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE, DRUMMER, COMPOSER

Coming 2022

Our upcoming in-person residency invites artists across the Pacific and Oceania to explore the nexus of climate change and cultural resilience.
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

SEVANA TCHAKERIAN | ARMENIA

“Music Action Lab Women is a very important program

because it creates bridges between women from

all around the world, connecting and empowering them,

giving them a voice and inspiration to be mentors

in their communities. It has been a catalyst to orient

my professional, artistic and personal life.”

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