OneBeat announces an exciting new series of virtual exchanges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. OneBeat Virtual will digitally convene 70 musicians from up to 44 countries and territories in two independent virtual exchanges taking place July 12 – September 6, 2021 and September 20 – November 17, 2021. OneBeat Fellows will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, form ensembles to write, produce, and perform genre-defying work, attend virtual masterclasses and open-studios, reimagine existing music, lead online workshops and produce a series of streamed performances and presentations for the public. Fellows will also have the opportunity to pursue self-directed projects during the Fellowship. These projects should address a particular community and be focused on community engagement and participation. We encourage the development of projects that explore innovations within a particular field of arts engagement, digital media, or technology.
OneBeat encourages the creation of innovative and multidisciplinary work, and the participation of musicians who are also filmmakers, dancers, poets, puppeteers, etc. During the program, Fellows will attend masterclasses from leading experts and offer skill-share sessions to one another on topics ranging from composition, music technology, business, and more. Each program will culminate in a series of streamed public performances and showcases.
Fellows will be expected to participate in 28 full days of online/offline exchange time (virtual meetings, full-group sessions, breakout rooms, masterclasses and studio visits) over an eight-week period. Over the full eight-week exchange period, Fellows will participate in approximately 18 days of synchronous (online) sessions. There will be approximately two sessions per week (3-4 hours per session), and weekly full group meetings. Fellows will also engage in 10 days of asynchronous (offline) sessions where they will be expected to work on self-directed work, fellow-to-fellow collaborations, and other exchange related engagements.
Fellows will receive a $1,500 USD honorarium as well as a per diem for the synchronous (online) sessions. To support OneBeat’s goals of equity and access, a small subsidy (based on individual need) will be provided to purchase approved audio equipment and enhanced internet connectivity.
The free online application opens February 10, 2021 and closes March 10, 2021. Musicians and sonic artists, ages 19-35, from eligible countries and territories are invited to apply. Selected Fellows and Alternates will be notified by May 17th, 2021. Learn more about eligibility and selection criteria. For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.