UCREATE is a project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission in which 4 cultural organisations located in Belgium (International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation), Hungary (MUS-E Hungary), Italy (Big Sur) and Portugal (Hangar) initiate an artistic project aiming at facilitating the social inclusion of young (19-27 years old) newcomers to Europe and creating spaces for exchange, encounter and co-creation between these young artists and the local communities. Each of the partner organisations is specialised in one artistic discipline (i.e., film, photography, art education, music).
From the 4th until the 9th of October 2021, the IYMF hold a musical residency for young newcomers from the Red-Cross and Fedasil reception centres of asylum seekers in Belgium.
Musical creation workshops have been led by four professional musicians and artists and given to 8 young aspiring musicians who are newcomers to Belgium.
The objective of the UCREATE project, which includes the residency, is to facilitate the social inclusion of young migrants and refugees in European societies by enabling the creation of social connections between local populations and newcomers in four European countries through artistic creation.