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The Silk Road Project is grateful to the many individuals, corporations and foundations whose generous contributions have provided vital support throughout the history of the Project.


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Friends of the Silk Road Project

When you become a friend of the Silk Road Project, you enable us to continue to be a catalyst for promoting learning and innovation through the arts. Your gift will allow us to inspire children and adults to see the world through multiple perspectives and to appreciate what we have in common with one another.

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Your gift supports

  • Performances by the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma throughout the world
  • Residencies in universities and museums
  • Educational initiatives
  • Collaborative workshops with Silk Road Ensemble members and artists from around the globe
  • Commissioning and world premieres of new musical and multimedia works
  • Recording and archiving of Silk Road Project materials

“Yo-Yo Ma has been able to bring the remarkable cultural tradition of the Silk Road to the forefront of global attention, and it has made us understand how integral the arts have been historically to the evolution of history and of human development in this region and beyond.”
- JAMES D. WOLFENSOHN
Former President, The World Bank