OneBeat 11 & 12: Now Accepting Applications

OneBeat is accepting applications for two month-long U.S.-based music exchanges scheduled for the spring and fall of 2023. OneBeat 11 (April-May) & OneBeat 12 (September-October) will bring 50 musicians (ages 19-35) from select countries to collaboratively write, produce and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. Each session begins with a residency followed by a tour. OneBeat Fellows will perform for a wide array of American audiences, collaborate with local musicians, and lead workshops with youth. After the program, OneBeat musicians return to their home countries and communities to develop projects linked to mutually-reinforcing networks of music-driven social enterprises.

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’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. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, OneBeat is redefining music diplomacy through a suite of programs employing collaborative music-making as civic discourse. Young musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world explore how artists, communities and institutions can work together to rejuvenate local economies through music, technology, and the creative arts. OneBeat is a global community of tastemakers who link their artistic processes with the betterment of their communities.


Musicians from the following countries are eligible to apply:

Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela


Click here for more information about eligibility and to submit a free application.