OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the 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.
The structure of the program is broken down into three parts: a five-day opening intensive, six-weeks of ensemble/small group work and independent work, and a five-day closing intensive and showcase.
A typical week will include two half-day work sessions and one short (60-90 min) full group meeting.
There is no cost to fellows for participation in the program. Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend for participation in the virtual exchange.
The programme will also provide a per diem for the scheduled synchronous (online) sessions.
OneBeat Virtual offers selected fellows a chance to create new material, establish lifelong musical partnerships and friendships, learn new marketable skills, and develop professional connections.
The deadline is on Wednesday March 10th 2021.
Participants should have a basic grasp of English in order to participate in ensembles and creative sessions.
The programme is looking for musicians who have a strong commitment to their communities and who are seeking new ways to engage in youth development, music education, music therapy, conflict resolution, engage in a global dialogue through music, and other ways contributing to civil society and civic discourse.
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