OneBeat 13 & 14: Now Accepting Applications

OneBeat is accepting applications for two month-long U.S.-based music exchanges scheduled for the spring and fall of 2024. OneBeat 13 (April-May) & OneBeat 14 (September-October) will bring 50 total 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. For over a decade, OneBeat has been redefining music diplomacy through a suite of programs employing collaborative music-making as civic discourse. Young musicians 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, Argentina, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela


Click here for more information about eligibility and to submit a free application. You may also find frequently asked questions here.