Art & Children

Art opens up new possibilities of expression and ways of looking at life and others. The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation believes this should start from earliest infancy. Since 1993, our MUS-E® programme is helping primary school children in 13 countries to embark on a journey to greater fulfilment and self-knowledge through the arts.

Ambassador Artists

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is fuelled by continuous collaboration with artists from all cultures. Our Ambassador Artists are the spokespersons of the values embodied by Yehudi Menuhin and promoted by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation: creativity, integration, sharing, respect for diversity, and transmission. Their objective is to promote the emergence of creativity and encourage the integration of vulnerable target groups through the practice of art. Their engagement encompasses arts teaching through the MUS-E® programme plus art laboratories, vibrant international exchange and music and dance performances.

Social Inclusion

An important mission of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is to raise awareness, recognition and inclusion of cultural minorities. We act as an ambassador for underrepresented groups, ensuring their voices are heard at European level. The Assembly of Cultures of Europe (ACE) is one of the ways we promote intercultural dialogue.

European projects

Art is one of the finest vehicles for promoting and sharing common values. The Foundation is a long-standing initiator of European projects that foster social inclusion, understanding and tolerance through the arts. Recent examples include Music4Rom and Art4Rom, two initiatives promoting Roma values and culture, involving partners, artists, educators and hundreds of Roma and non-Roma children in four EU countries.

Intercultural dialogue

Initiated by Yehudi Menuhin in 1997, the Assembly of the Cultures of Europe (ACE) is a platform representing more than 30 cultural minorities including Roma, Armenians, Saami and Csangos. ACE aims to give a voice to the voiceless cultures of Europe, safeguarding their continuing diversity and specificity as autonomous groups within the EU. In its ambassadorial role, ACE acts as the interlocutor between the European institutions and minority groups.