Heartbeat’s effort to build respect and critical understanding starts with our youth musicians and reverberates throughout their communities and society-at-large. To create widespread social change that transforms conflict, we need YOU. Join us in celebrating and embracing the power of music to shift the status quo.
There are many ways to get involved with Heartbeat, whether as a youth musician, volunteer, intern, musician, activist, or educator. We invite you to scroll through this page and explore possible ways to get involved.
Are you a youth musician, 14-18 years of age, who loves to play music and wants to be heard? We want to meet you! Learn how to join Heartbeat by clicking here.
VOLUNTEER | ART THE CHANGE
If you or someone you know is an artist, musician, web designer, graphic designer, film-maker, journalist, PR agent, chef, poet, dancer, grant-writer, etc. and would like to volunteer some time and talent please contact us: email@example.com
Learn about professional opportunities to contribute to Heartbeat programs by clicking here.
BECOME A HEARTBEAT AMPLIFIER
Interested in organizing benefit concerts, fundraisers, or finding other ways to lend your talents, time, and passion to promoting the music and messages of Heartbeat’s youth? Become a Heartbeat Amplifier by organizing a BE THE CHANGE SERIES event by visiting http://ustour.heartbeat.fm/bethechange or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC INDUSTRY / CELEBRITY MUSICIAN SUPPORT
We invite people of influence to join us in amplifying Israeli and Palestinian youth voices. To discuss ways to get involved please email Heartbeat’s Executive Director, Aaron Shneyer at email@example.com
Here are some ways you can help:
Provide Incentives to Come Together and Amplifying Voices of the Silent Majority
Opportunities such as live performances, collaborations with famous artists, TV features, radio interviews, travel opportunities and recording time can provide tremendous incentives to Israeli and Palestinian musicians who would like to come together, but often feel forced to set other priorities. Leaders in the music and entertainment industries hold a profound ability to influence public opinion, inspire change, and build respect between the masses. We would like to create some good news with you.
Offer an Incentive to Come Together
One of the most challenging aspects of this project is helping our musicians combat the societal pressures they face in coming together. Creating music with the enemy goes against the tide. Many interested musicians simply do not take the risk of being ostracized from their community and damaging their music careers. In order to bring the most talented musicians together we need to offer incentives that override any fear or hesitation they might have.
Turn Up Our Volume
The vast majority of Palestinians and Israelis who desperately want peace are not heard and thus remain convinced that they have no partner for peace, locked in conflict by their mutual distrust. While one person using violence can easily garner the attention of worldwide media, the vast, silent majority of peace-seekers remains largely unaware of its power to be heard and influence the world around them. Heartbeat uses music to build respect by amplifying voices from this silent majority, but we need to get even louder. With your help, we can help inspire people to think differently and let the whole world know that a better way is possible.
To support Heartbeat in making any of these initiatives a reality, please be in contact by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org