Teaching, Healing and the Power of Music Conference

Teaching, Healing and the Power of music

Meet leaders from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Learn about the school's unique philosophy and approach to the role of music in society.

Arts Education - Forward Thinking Conference

Arts Education: Forward Thinking

"Arts Education: Forward Thinking”, is an opportunity to discuss and learn from a range of leaders and visionaries in this space. It is an opportunity to reflect on all aspects of education and mentorship including professional development in the cultural sector. How have educational models changed since COVID? What are the pressing needs of students and mentors? Which delivery models are working most effectively in a hybrid world? Can you share lessons learned and predictions moving forward?

Our mission is to provide valuable artistic, education and professional support in service of those in the performing arts, while fostering a global community and enabling cross-cultural exchange.

Benjamin Woodroffe, President

The Global Foundation for the Performing Arts is dedicated to supporting the performing arts particularly in the realms of classical music and ballet through cultural education, mentorship, collaboration and constructive competition.


Performing artists, whether new or well-established, need support and encouragement to enjoy fulfilling careers. We believe mentorship, concert engagements, artistic guidance and international competitions are vital for self-discovery and cultural exchange.


Young artists deserve professional guidance from mature musicians in order to remain true to their artistic practice. The Foundation provides such advice to artists, competitions and institutions dedicated to rewarding the world’s future performers.


We have partnered with UNITAR and UNESCO to ensure the voices of artists are heard directly by policy-makers and to strengthen the appreciation of cultural education.


The Global Foundation for the Performing Arts provides an accurate, searchable reference source of international competitions, festivals, academies and conferences.