Integrasons is a non-profit association which intends to organize, manage and promote activities focused on social, cultural and community integration, as well as provide awareness and education for people in disadvantaged groups and situations of social exclusion.
Mission: enrich and transform children’s and youth education, employment and morals, through teaching, creativity and communal music practice to strengthen social cohesion in the neighbourhood.
Vision: to be a model of pedagogical excellence for socio-educational projects that contribute and positively influence the transformation of children and young people, the educational and social centres, the family environment and the social cohesion of the city.
Objectives: create a children’s and youth orchestra which functions as a socio-educational model for social inclusion, multicultural dialogue and social cohesion.
The association’s work consists of the creation of children’s and youth orchestras which are recognised as a socio-educational model for social inclusion, multicultural dialogue and social cohesion. Since its foundation in 2010, more than 2000 children and young people have participated in their projects, which include: “Do d’Acords” (Poble Sec), “Orquesta Infantil y Juvenil La Marina”, “Orquesta Infantil y Juvenil de San Genís y la Teixonera” , “Barris en Solfa” (Badalona Sur) and “Orquesta infantil y Juvenil del Carmel”.
Integrasons has overseen educational projects in Spain, Italy, France and Argentina and has organised over 60 concerts in venues such as: Auditorio de Barcelona, Mercado de las Flores, Caixaforum, Sala Barts, El Molino, Centro Cultural Albareda, La báscula, Teatro Juventudes, Teatro Principal de Badalona, Teatro Blas Infante, Casa del Mar, Consorcio Badalona Sur, Auditorio Degennaro (Italy), etc.
The orchestras have performed alongside a number of professional musicians and ensembles, including: Orquestra Sinfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC), Eclectic Colour Orchestra, Baktun Ensemble, Orquesta Iberoamericana de Cataluña, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bari and many more ensembles, musicians and professional luthiers.
In 2015, the Integrasons Association received the prestigious Premio Sants-Montjuic.