With the support of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, under the auspices of RA Prime Minister's spouse Mrs. Anna Hakobyan, the "Side by Side" NGO will hold the "Side by Side" international inclusive music art festival on September 6-10. The general sponsor is ArLeAM.
According to Naira Sargsyan, the organizer of the "Side by Side" international inclusive music art festival, the previous festivals were held in 2019 and 2021, and this year it expands its geography, becoming international. Specialists in education and inclusive fields, children and youths with special developmental needs as well as famous artists will gather around one idea.
"The goal of the festival is to open all the doors to children and teenagers with different development characteristics. To provide equal conditions for everyone to learn, create, discover abilities and make dreams come true on a common platform, side by side," mentioned Naira Sargsyan and added that within the framework of the festival, the involvement and exchange of experience of specialists in the field of education and inclusiveness will also take place.
The opening ceremony of the festival will take place on September 6 at 18:00 at the State Puppet Theater named after Hovhannes Tumanyan, within the framework of which the art exhibition and concert program of the festival participants will take place.
On September 7-8, from 10:00 a.m., at the State Puppet Theater named after Hovhannes Tumanyan, internationally renowned specialists in music therapy, art therapy, and inclusive education will hold seminars and master classes, in which specialists from rehabilitation centers, pre-school and general education institutions, representatives of public organizations, psychologists, music and art therapy specialists, music teachers, speech therapists and parents can participate.
"In order to exchange professional experience, we have invited specialists from Russia, Germany, Jordan, so that our specialists and parents have the opportunity to get acquainted with the research works of leading specialists of other countries and observe their experience. The seminars and master classes will provide an opportunity for our specialists and parents to gain new knowledge and share their own experience," said Naira Sargsyan.
During the closing ceremony of the festival, on September 10 at 19:00, a gala concert with the participation of famous musicians and singers will be held in the Cafesjian Center for the Arts - Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Gor Sujyan, Aram mp3, "Nemra", "Hope for coffee", Zaruhi Babayan, Vigen Hovsepyan, Lidushik, Malena, as well as other popular artists and musical bands, with whom the young participants of the festival will perform.
ArLeAM as the general sponsor of the "Side by Side" international inclusive music art festival