United by Sound is a Peacebuilding Program of the Home for Cooperation which uses music as a tool to build connections and foster empathy between the communities of Cyprus. Music is a powerful tool that can enable people to overcome preconceived ideas and prejudices and strengthen social bonds in societies divided and affected by the conflict.
The Program is committed to using the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and overcome the long-lasting effects of division. It envisions to inspire people across the divide to engage.
The main objectives of the program are to connect music professionals across the divide with viable opportunities locally and internationally; enhance the creative potential of communities’ music sectors by raising awareness of their works; foster the sharing of knowledge and transfer of skills among music sectors and professionals; facilitate the establishment of sustainable local structures capable of pursuing the aspirations of the program.
In carrying out these objectives H4C will, provide workshops and offer spaces to music professionals; discover new talent and strive to promote it to a wider audience; provide financial support for artists to perform locally; promote exchange and collaboration among musicians in all communities; and strive to create new audiences for musical works from those communities.