MAP Network (Music Art Project)
The MAP network consists of separately organized educational units – El Sistema Centers, or “Nuclei”, which in cooperation with various stakeholders implement programs inspired by El Sistema. Educational center represents a place where the values and goals of the El Sistema are executed; a safe harbor, a place of fun, joy and socializing, where students get support for exploring and expressing their potentials and where they feel as a valuable part of the community both inside and outside the “nucleus”. Centers in Serbia, as well as anywhere else in the world, operate in accordance with the highest principles and values of El Sistema, constantly striving to change the lives of all the members of the community they get in touch with. Productive and motivating environment within centers, created by teachers, students, parents, volunteers and wider community together, is a key condition for the development of children and success of the program.
Our centers were established with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and in cooperation with primary and music schools, social welfare centers, cultural centers and local self-government units. All centers functioning within the elementary and music schools conduct the program independently, adapting it to their curricula and activities, and with the strong support of the Belgrade MAP team, serving as a support regarding the implementation, resources, development and program monitoring.