OneBeat International Residency Program 2018 for Innovative Musicians Worldwide (Fully Funded to USA)

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Application Deadline:5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, USA) Feb 9, 2018.

OneBeat is a music exchange and incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship, where innovative musicians from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities.

Now in its seventh year, OneBeat is cultivating a pioneering international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.

Eligibility

Age

Applicants must be between 19 and 35 year old during the program dates (Sept 12 – Oct 14, 2018).

2018 Eligible Countries and Territories

Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

Requirements:

  • OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.

OneBeat begins with an opening residency, when Fellows collaborate to create original material, record new musical ideas, and incubate their projects. OneBeat fellows then go on tour, performing for a wide array of American audiences, collaborating with local musicians, and leading workshops with youth. In a closing residency, each OneBeat musician sets out their plans for the future, developing projects in their home countries linked to a mutually-reinforcing network of music-driven social enterprises.

Application Materials:

Applicants should plan to write about their musical background and interests as well as future projects and goals. Applicants will be asked to submit 3-5 samples of their solo and collaborative work (both audio and video are accepted).

DEADLINE Applications are due by 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, USA) Feb 9, 2018.

NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by the end of May, 2018.

PROGRAM OneBeat 2018 will take place from September 12 – October 14, 2018.

CONTACT If you have questions please contact 1beat@foundsoundnation.org.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OneBeat International Residency Program 2018