OneBeat | Found Sound Nation

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.



Applicants must be 19 or older by the time of the program (April 1, 2023) and 35 or younger at the end of the program (October 31, 2023).

Eligible Countries and Territories:

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

Important Information for Applicants:

Musicians from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with or without formal musical training. They welcome music of all genres, including but not limited to: traditional/folk, hip hop, experimental, electronic, jazz, classical, sound design, beat-making, multimedia art, or any combination of these styles. In additional to full-time professional musicians, they also invite adventurous musicians who double as community organizers, instrument builders, writers, videographers, musicologists, educators, storytellers, dancers, shadow-puppeteers, and more.



DEADLINE: Applications are due by September 2, 2022 5:00 PM EDT.

NOTIFICATION: Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by the end of January 2023.

PROGRAM: OneBeat 11 will take place April – May, 2023. OneBeat 12 will take place September – October, 2023.

CONTACT: If you have questions please contact

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