Welcome to Sistema Australia!

Sistema Australia is a national initiative that offers orchestral training and performance programs for children as a vessel for positive social change.

Inspired by El Sistema - the Venezuelan network of orchestral programs that has reached over 4 million youth - Sistema Australia's programs offer children the rich education of classical music in an orchestral or ensemble setting as a means to develop themselves as expressive, cooperative and engaged members of the community, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.

Sistema Australia programs offer children in disadvantaged communities the opportunity to partake in a rich and powerful after-school music program through participation in orchestras and choirs. Each program sees a unique collaboration between Sistema Australia and various local, national, and philanthropic organisations to provide children with exceptional musical training for 3 - 5 days per week, with an emphasis on performance and also rich cultural experiences.

Please Donate to Sistema Australia's Music Programs

You are invited to become a supporter of the Sistema Australia music programs. By making a tax deductible donation to the Australia Cultural Fund, operated by the Australia Business Arts Foundation – it will provide essential financial support for Sistema Australia's after-school music program for children during 2012.

Download a PDF of the AbaF Donation form, or donate online here.